Originally Posted by ~Mom2thhts~
I haven't had my twins yet, but will in about 2 weeks. But I have EBF my 6 other dc. I have to admit that I am scared to death of twins. I just dont know what to expect. Im afraid I will be BF'ing all day and night. How do I do that with 6 other kids to take care of? My dc were always long nursers, so it felt like I was always on the couch nursing, and that was just 1 at a time!!
Having said that..... I still dont feel that supplementing is an option. I guess Im just afraid of going crazy, esp w/out any support.
So how do ya'll EFB'ing mamas do it??
aww, you'll be fine
get the older ones working hard
i never expected to tandem and i don't love it still,but after the first teeth clenching grossed out feeling had passed
i've got used to it
and how nights go is that i have one to my side latched on/ ready tolatch on whenever they like, and one kind of horizontal. the one who is on top has to have a bit more consciousness from me to latch on. i turn at an ever so slight angle to get comfy with a small pillow wedged underneath me, and then swap over at various times in the night. this way i get almost as good as nursing a singleton type of 'sleep'
: which is mostly enough to keep me sane ( open to discussion
we had the prem. stuff to deal with, 4 weeks of pumping, really anti b'feeding input all the way along ( like: 'baby isn't gaining as much as we'd like' talk over and over ), poor latch, sleepy baby etc but we got here
ez2 nurse is helpful. i'm very 'small and high' shaped, and it's not ideal for that - a bit of floppy boob would mean i didn't have to lean forwards so much
but it's good enough for nak
our routine changed so much in the pregnancy the children were glad to have a more 'normal' mummy back; even if she is still almost constantly engaged. you just find a way. you're a mummy, you will.