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post #21 of 27
Tell me why I should keep nursing? Come on. I know, but I need multiples moms to tell me!

From my heart, one of my best things I've ever done on this Earth is bf my two until they were 4. I can just see the energy that I put into them come out in such a postive mode---and it's worth everything it took. Everything that's worthwhile takes hard work & sacrafice---I commend you for this thankless job with a THANK YOU!
post #22 of 27
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From my heart, one of my best things I've ever done on this Earth is bf my two until they were 4. I can just see the energy that I put into them come out in such a postive mode---and it's worth everything it took. Everything that's worthwhile takes hard work & sacrafice---I commend you for this thankless job with a THANK YOU!

Wow, you are one dedicated mama! Four years is such a gift!
post #23 of 27
I'm SO glad that this thread was started!! I have been feeling the same way. My twin boys are 20 months (21 months on Wed) and they nurse ALL. THE. TIME. Part of it is when one wants to nurse, the other one has to nurse too. I can't walk into the room without them wanting nah nahs..It can be exhausting.

There are many many many days that I contemplate weaning them, but I'm kinda glad to read that weaning doesn't necessarily mean it'll be easier..
post #24 of 27
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There are many many many days that I contemplate weaning them, but I'm kinda glad to read that weaning doesn't necessarily mean it'll be easier..
This. exactly. My guys are only 10 months, but after many, many bouts of mastitis and thrush and months and months of sore nips, there are days when I feel like I just can't do it anymore. But then I think of what it would actually mean, like the logistics of weaning them. And I have to remind myself that they would still wake up to nurse, only I wouldn't have any milk for them. They would be heartbroken! And so would I! So thanks for this thread. We are all supermoms for nursing our twins and being so dedicated!
post #25 of 27
Bumping this for my own benefit and maybe someone else's.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by 2+twins View Post
For example, I can't imagine having to deal with bottles on top of everything else. The convenience factor and ability to soothe them has been invaluable to me.


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But, until I nursed twins I never experienced the whole "touched out" phenomenon. That's something I've really struggled with and have been less that gentle at times with the twins simply from having had too much.
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Our boys are now 19.5 months old and nurse often. I notice that it is a very useful tool in smoothing over the biting and pinching - of which there is a LOT! Once in a while I feel ready to be done, but I think actually it's just that "touched out" feeling. In the very next split second, I'm flooded with warm recognition of how much they love it.
post #27 of 27
Mine just turned one as well. At one point last week I just felt like I couldn't keep it up. "It sure would be easier on me if I could just shove bottles in their mouths."

But then I looked down and Shira was picking Miriam's nose while nursing and I figured I'd be missing out if I weaned them LOL
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