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So,whenever I nurse one baby the other one crawls over and climbs up and demands to be fed too. Cuddly, sweet nursing sessions are becoming a thing of the past. They've also taken to "drive by" nursings in which they have a sip then head off to play. Any advice? Or is this just my new normal?
 

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Normal! My twins are 15 months and long gone are the days of any type of peaceful nursing sessions. We only tandem nurse and only lying down on the bed. They climb back and forth, rip the boob from the other one's mouth, scream, fight, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I literally have scratch marks and scabs all over my chest. But there are some sweet times when they are tired and each lay in the crook of my arms and flop a leg over me.
 

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Oh, boy. OK. Thanks.
 

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Hate to tell you -- it'e the new normal.<br><br>
Oh but it gets more fun as they're toddlers. Mine always tandem nurse, pretty much always have. They push each other, pinch, pull hair, but also touch eath other sweetly. They stand up on my legs while they nurse. Hang off the chair. Oh, and who could forget the fun phase of musical breasts -- they'd switch every few minutes. Lots and lots of fun. Now it's "side! side!" as they fight over who gets which side, which results in real tears and a refusal to nurse on the side that was unwanted until whoever has it relents.<br><br>
We should write a book called Adventures in Tandem Nursing Twins.
 

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Now you're scaring me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Ummm, yeah it is, well, normal, sigh.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><br><br>
Mine are almost 2 and are past the hurting Mom or brother stage (well, that and I would kick everyone off when it started, mean mamma!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: ). It is easier nurse while on the keyboard though. THey just stand between my legs and nurse as the mood strikes, and I don't have to do a thing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
However, it just isn't the warm cuddly time that it was with my oldest. Me and a few other moms were chatting about it a few weeks ago. It just isn't easy nursing twins past a year!! It has been worth it, but I am looking forward to weaning them in a few months.
 

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Oh, man... I'm scared.<br><br>
My twins aren't even seven months yet and the only time we have "sweet and peaceful" nursing sessions is when they are asleep and it has pretty much always been that way. I was hoping it wouldn't get any worse but I guess I just better prepare myself!<br><br>
thanks for the warnings, mamas.
 

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I'm loving this thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Especially about crying real tears over not getting to nurse on the side they wanted. That happens around here alot.
 

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Yeah, it's normal, but this too shall pass, lol!<br><br>
Oh, and I hear "But that's Zoopie's favorite ninny, Mama" whenever I let her twin brother nurse on the left side<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .
 

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This is your new normal but my girls were very sweet when they were nursing. They would play with each other's hair, rub the other's face, hold hands, etc. I don't remember many "fights" when it was nursing time. My girls also had this uncanny ability to know when the other was nursing even if they weren't in the room. It was a running joke that they could smell "booby in the air". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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