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#1 of 6 Old 08-27-2012, 11:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was reading some older threads (2010) by twin mommas who were co-sleeping and dream feeding.  I'm doing the same and happy about it in theory.  But, my girls want to nurse all night long, or so it feels to me.  The nights when they don't wake up at the same time, and I can just flip over back and forth, and maybe have a break between nursing each one are beautiful.  Then, I don't mind if they each wake up three or four times, as long as I'm getting some sleep.  But, many nights it is back to back--no sleep, or both wake up at the same time and they just want to nurse nurse nurse.  Has anyone had this experience?  Any tips?  My husband and I are experimenting with ways that they'll let him soothe them back to sleep with me out of the room, and with me escaping the sleeping babies to nap in another room--we think maybe they wake up more often when I'm in the room.  I'm also trying the ever-so-gentle method of delatching over and over until they fall asleep the rest of the way by themselves (from No-Cry Sleep Solution).  The idea is they'll get used to falling asleep on their own and not need to nurse so much.  But, I feel this method may take forever.  I'm just wondering if anyone has any related experience to share and what you chose to do. 

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Have you tried this in the parenting multiples forum?  It might be a good idea to post there, too.  

 

I don't have any tips, just support.  I have two kids, but not twins.  I only tandem nursed for a short while when my second was born and nights were ROUGH.  Hope you get some relief!


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I don't have a lot of advice, but I'm going through the same thing right now. I find that with my girls (14 months)  they *do* wake less when I'm not there. That said, if it's after 2, I generally just give up and sleep in their room because I get more sleep if I don't have to stay awake when I'm nursing them back to sleep. Sometimes I wake up at 4 or 5 and will sneak back to my room for the rest of the night.

 

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i never say you over on the twins area and was just wondering how you were doing?  I'm needing to night ween my twins so i was thinking of you


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I'm afraid of night weaning. We've been sick over here, so we're having all-night nursing fests. Need to do something different, as I've been doing a whole lot of tandem nursing at night, which is painful and not so good for sleeping. But it's so hard to figure out what I can change without costing myself even more sleep.

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i took the plunge last night, i had to. its hard, i will chat later about it


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