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post #21 of 26

I can relate to you on the note that I feel like my babe doesn't get enough milk from me b/c if I offer him a bottle after he breastfeeds he will usually down it... however, i was told that this is very normal and babies will often accept a bottle even if their not really hungry b/c they like the sucking and the comfort of it. My little guy sometimes is super fussy on the boob also, and I always feel like it's b/c he's not getting enough but usually it's when he's just super tired. I was pumping every two hours for awhile and giving him bottles, but then I went back to the breast and kind of just kept forcing it! He's still not the best breastfeeder and i do have to supplement at times, especially if he's being super fussy! It is definetly stressful though! I would just feed from your breast as much as possible, but when you feel it stressing you out use a bottle! I felt guilty using a bottle at first, but the babe and me are much happier when we don't struggle at the breast! Good luck!

post #22 of 26
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we just recently passed the one year mark and both twins are still happily nursing stand as ever. they are adventuresome eaters of solid food, but usually just one meal and one snack a day, other than that it is still the boobie juice on request. i love nursing.

 

oh and i had stopped dual nursing long ago when i was having troubles, well now they can come crawl over to me and demand whatever their twin is getting so we are back to nursing two and a time at least once a day, they hold hands and play with each other while nursing and boy that is a sight, amazing after the first 6 months i had.

 

figured you sweet ladies would like to hear this update.

 

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post #23 of 26

bow.gif You are amazing!

 

That is a wonderful update - so glad to hear that they are nursing well and you are loving it. Well done, Mama!


 

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we just recently passed the one year mark and both twins are still happily nursing stand as ever. they are adventuresome eaters of solid food, but usually just one meal and one snack a day, other than that it is still the boobie juice on request. i love nursing.

 

oh and i had stopped dual nursing long ago when i was having troubles, well now they can come crawl over to me and demand whatever their twin is getting so we are back to nursing two and a time at least once a day, they hold hands and play with each other while nursing and boy that is a sight, amazing after the first 6 months i had.

 

figured you sweet ladies would like to hear this update.

 

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post #24 of 26

Crashing to say you are incredible. Your babies needed to eat, and you did what you had to do to feed them...your love is what kept you going. Congratulations mama :)

post #25 of 26

DD is a former 34 weeker. I can only speak from my own experience. She could not latch for her first three months. Our routine was put her to breast, give her a EBM bottle, pump, hold her upright for 30-45 minutes due to terrible reflux, hope I can get sleep before she wants to nurse again until she was 3 months old. Around 3 months, she figured out how to latch properly, and there was no going back to bottles.

The most important thing is to stay determined, and to find support in all the ways you can. I thought nursing one preemie was hard. You've got your hands full with twins!

Good luck! It got easier for me once DD figured out how to latch. At 15 months, she's still nursing. I am so glad we stuck it out, because nursing my LO has been the most incredible bond I've ever shared with another person. I wish you the best of luck! So long as you give it your all and keep reaching out for support, you are doing a beautiful job!!

post #26 of 26
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that for the encouragement preemieprincess if you look at post 15 and post 22 you will see we worked really hard and got thru it all, they both just turned one and are great nursers still

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