Originally Posted by DiannaK
LORD have mercy - the oversupply!!!!!!!!!!
I just had Baby #5 last week (shameless photo thread) -- and the nurses laughed when I told them that my milk was coming in the next day. Hmph - these boobs know what they're doing. By Monday, I was super engorged - went to buy a hand pump, and get fitted for nursing bras - I am an F. What the heck?? I'm 5 foot tall! Half of me is boobs?
So, to answer your question -- yes, it's WAAAY easier going back to nursing only one, but apparently my body is needing some adjustment. I had mastitis with my boys when they were a year old, so I'm petrified of overfilled boobs/plugged ducts, etc.
When are you due?
Due August - the twins were prem so I'm grateful for every day that passes (not quite at the gestation they were born at yet but feeling good!)
Congratulations on your girl - I think our twins are similar ages, can't quite remember (Shukr, I changed my profile name).
My boobs have been really sore from the start this time - so much so I thought it was multiples again for sure just because of all the preparatory activity that I've felt happening in there lol.
Originally Posted by Red Pajama
My singleton after the twins was easy-- she knew how to nurse, and latched on right away. My body adjusted pretty quickly. I will say that for the first few days, I always felt like I was missing someone, because there was just one baby.
Aww, I can imagine the missing feeling just from the pregnancy. I've apologised to baby that it seems a little empty in there! but I'm dreaming of singleton babywearing and cuddles and NIGHT TIME FEEDS just with one.
Originally Posted by lexbeach
I had my first singleton when my twins were three years, nine months old (I nursed one of the twins until he was 2.5, and one until I got pregnant, days after their third birthday). I had SO MUCH MILK for my third baby. It was insanity. I had looked forward to long, relaxing nursing sessions with *just one baby* but my singleton rarely (if ever!) nursed for more than 3 minutes at a stretch, every few hours. Nursing was not enjoyable for him, not at all comforting until he was 8 months old or so (ultimately, he nursed until age 4.5, and nursing was obviously a huge source of comfort for most of that time). He was born at 10-10 and gained a pound a week for several weeks. I definitely felt like I had enough milk for triplets and it took a while to tame my supply.
But, the overall experience of having just one baby was delightful (we referred to him that way, as "just one baby!" all the time). He was also a very easy baby (or maybe it only seemed that way after the twins?), and was so completely entertained by his big brothers (and the twins loved adored him). His infancy was one of the most blissful years of my life, honestly.
Congrats on your SINGLETON pregnancy!
Lex, you have a full, full house now too
I hope things will feel dreamy this time round. You don't quite realise the trauma of multiples until it's over iykwim.
So much joy with more than one, but a fair bit of crazy for a few years too right!