Hi, I'm new here, a friend suggested this site to find the help I need. This is probably going to be long, I'm apologizing now. I have three month old twins. I had a c-section and the doctor had me supplement from the very beginning because they were three weeks early (although decent size for twins- 5.8 and 6.12.) She told me not to worry, that when my milking came in I wouldn't have any trouble dropping the supplements. Because of the c-section, I was not in great shape when I got home. I had a UTI that ended up in my kidneys and came back a second time. I had clogged milk ducts and was starting to get an infection there, too. That in combination with the pain I was in and how tired I was, and lets just say that it wasn't long before the breastmilk became the supplement. I actually quit nursing for about a month and tried just pumping, but that didn't work out very well and I decided to try nursing them a couple times a days. I thought I'd be okay with that, but I'm really not. I wanted very badly to eclusively breastfeed my twins and I still do. My family isn't very helpful. They keep trying to make me feel better by telling me that I'm not a bad mom for not doing it, I have two of them, I probably don't have enough milk for two, etc. What I want to know is if its possible for my to get my milk supply up enough, after three monthes, to be able to breastfeed my twin exclusively? And if so, how?
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10/7/06 at 2:21am