Still going here!
Welcome Geezer! And welcome to your two little newbies!
I did and do nurse my now-19-month-olds. As to how I/we fared, it varied greatly depending on their age, my illness, etc.
At first I was desperately ill with pre eclampsia that worsened drastically following the emergency c-section. The girls were in the NICU. I pumped for them about 3 times a day - NOT ENOUGH!!!!! But all I could do!!!!
Once we got home I transitioned Annika to the breast first. Both girls had had help from the hospital LC with first latch-on and that made all the difference. I had a good friend who would come over and offer support and advice on a moment's notice in those early weeks. After a week or two of that Alicia came to the breast.
After that I continued to supplement with varying amounts of formula in bottles every day. I also breastfed on their requests (i.e. all the time :LOL ) day and night - the formula was given in the early evening. I also called my LC frequently and she would call me like once a week or so just to see how I was doing.
At four months I finally felt well and tried to move to exclusive breastfeeding but at that point my supply limit had been set and it didn't work out. So I went back to using formula supplements. As they started solids I was able to reduce the amount of formula in bottles and add it to their food, thickening with rice cereal as needed so I could spoon it into them (poor things, eh?
At nine months Alicia ended her supplementing and at 10 1/2 months Annika ended her supplementing. W'e're still nursing lots and lots and lots at 19 months and we love it!
I credit my LC, my LLL group, Karen Kerkhoff Gromada's book Mothering Multiples, the Twins magazine breastfeeding forum, my friend Patti, lots of family assistance, and my famous head made of solid concrete for our success. I'm in dreamland now with nursing - it's fun and normal and happy.
All of that being said, you are doing great and no one but another mom of twins knows what it's like to try to nurse twins, often against the most ferocious of odds in terms of illness and prematurity and on and on and on. I hope you hang out here at this forum and enjoy lots of support. I found this forum rather later and wish now I had found it earlier. But I check here daily now. It's not the most active forum on the site but I can say we are few but dedicated!
Again welcome and hope to see you around lots here!