I am pretty stoked to see that there are some other mamas raising mutilpes the natural way...up til now, most of the info that I've gotten has come from a message board similar to this from the triplet connection site. However, anytime I posted a message or question regarding AP I received no response...that or the advice included suggestions from folks way out of our league financially (night nannies for help with feeding schedules, Range Rovers as suggested cars that fit 3 car seats, etc.). Not quite our reality!
I am a new mom, with 2 boys and a girl that are just 3 weeks old. If I hear one more person say, "Well, certainly you aren't nursing!" I might freak out. (yes, I am nursing...people say, glad it's not me. yeah I am glad it's not you too!)
We're having lots of fun getting to know our babies. My thing is that being a new mom, I hear many different opinions on things like not giving a baby a pacifier for various reasons, demand feeding instead of scheduled feedings, etc. It seems to me that to a certain extent some methods that work for mothers raising one baby at a time may work better than those same methods applied to me, raising three at once. Is it really bad to console a crying baby (who just wants to eat) with a pacifier until his sister is finished and I can satisfy his needs? Better to just let him cry? There is only one of me and unfortunately my partner can't be with us all the time.
Likewise, having the kids eat within 15 min- 1/2 hour of each other keeps me from feeding them around the clock, and allows me to sleep a few hours at a time. I will trade this for feeding on demand, because otherwise I wouldn't sleep, nor would I produce enough milk for all of our babies. I do allow 1 or 2 children to str before I wake anyone up, but once 2 are fed, it's time for #3 to get up! Is that really so bad? I am open to tryng out things that worked for you. I am totally new at this and hoping to explore some new possibilities. And yes, I do successfully feed two at a time but ther's always someone that wants mamas attention. And I love it...just wondering about how others deal with similar issues.