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Old 07-06-2009, 05:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just wondering if this is possible at all. What did you do without one?

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Old 07-06-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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I could never manage one. Of course, I also didn't tandem nurse until about 9 months so I don't think that my solution qualifies as "ideal".

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In the first week, before I got my twin pillow (the foam version of the EZ ), I did some tandem nursing just with lots and lots of regular (bed) pillows propped all around me. But I needed someone else to hand me the babies with that set-up. The pillow was the only way I could tandem nurse when I was home alone (which I was after the first 5 weeks) for the first few months. I honestly don't know what I would have done without it since my twins both wanted to nurse nearly constantly all day.

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I did use it a LOT until about 4-5 months and haven't put it on since then.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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I'm still using it at 18 months.

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I have the EZ2 Nurse pillow and while I used it at the beginning I didn't love it. I actually use it more now when I tandem my one year old twins and like it better. I did pick up my pillow at a consignment shop for $20. And by 12 months your babes will love to use it as a tunnel .

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I stopped using mine very early on, but it was nice at first. I think it depends on what your breasts are like, quite frankly. I think of the song, "do your ears hang low" when I think of describing mine. This makes for easier nursing, and not as much need to prop babies up to them. I think you could just build up pillows around you and cross your legs for some more lift, and prop your arms underneath as well. My multiples club has free loaner pillows. Pretty handy.
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My twins are just over 4 months old, and I still can't imagine nursing without my pillow.

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i used it a lot in the very early days, then started to feed them by my sides, lying back and my arms supported by cushions at my side, now i'm using it a lot again at 9 months. i seem to have phases when i am comfy tandem nursing and phases when i am NOT! but i think an EZ is worth trying out. i got mine second hand.

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Didn't use one. I tandemed nursed from the beginning and just used the stiffest bed pillows I could find.

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still using mine all the time @ 5mos. don't know what i'd do without it!
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I have never used one. Someone gave me the EZ twin one, but it was bulky and I couldn't get it to work. I just used pillows and lots of propping and different holds.

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I had one, but I am shorwaisted with large breasts and it was just too high for us. I also needed 2 hands to nurse for the first 5 months and by then the boys were big enough I just sat in my recliner with their heads on my arms.

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I liked it when they were tiny but it was past it's prime by 2 - 3 months.

I got mine used for $20 so IMO it was worth it. I sold it for $20. I broke even.

NOT worth the new price.

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I tried but never got the hang of it. It was just too cumbersome for me. I didn't really tandem until they were older and by then, I really didn't need it.
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I still use mine daily at 9 months. But I think a lot depends on your dimensions (waist length and boob size) and what you find comfortable, and your kids' nursing behaviors. I can see us using the pillow for several more months, at least, making the $46 I paid for it on Ebay a steal. (It's the EZ2Nurse foam one.)

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I never used one....I was given one but something about the print/pattern of it replused me (hey I was post natal with newborn twins and a 1 year old, the oddest things would bother me : ) so it was sent to storage where it remains today. Instead I used throw pillows, bed pillows, diaper bags, a sleeping one year old, a bag of pampers, anything really to prop up my arms. Once they got bigger I could put one in the sling and hold the other enabling me to walk around and interact with my older child.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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I used it from about 2 months to 4 months but never touched it again after that. My couch pillows were at a better height for me. The EZ 2 Nurse was too low.

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