I nursed my first set for about 8 months -- even after their ped told me that bf'ing twins was "impossible".
Now, I'm nursing my second set -- they're just over 3 mos old.
I have rented the Medela Lactina pump. I mostly nurse when I'm at home -- except for the middle of the night feeding. The babies are too sleepy to get a full feed, so I pump and then DH feeds one while I feed the other. Plus, I end up with about 4 extra oz, which I need because I jsut went back to work and I pumping doesn't give me near the milk the babies get when they nurse.
There have been a few random times where we NEEDED to get someplace and I didnt have time to bf -- I pumped and we bottle fed them when we got to where we were going. I have and do bf in public, but with infant twins and two older ones, sometimes its just not very easy.
Yes, you will be nursing around the clock in the beginning... but you'd be bottle feeding around the clock anyway. Any, why add buying formula, mixing formula, fixing bottles, heating bottles and washing bottles to the mix???
I also highly recommend the EZ 2 Nurse pillow. I had it last time and am using it again this time. I would not be able to tandem feed without it.
I bet you will find bf'ing this time to be easier than last time. You know what you're doing. We had a difficult start last time, but eventually you get the hang of it. You have that memory of how to hold a baby, what a correct latch feels/looks like... etc. I'm sure you'll do fine.
mama to Emily and Nathan 7/14/01
and Colby and Avery 6/25/05