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January 21, 2012

Nursing for two

My goal with these boys is to nurse as long as possible.  I'm hoping for exclusive breast milk for 6 months and then to continue to use breast milk with formula supplement until whenever. I have goals, which I think are important, but I also want to remain flexible and not beat myself up for lot meeting stringent requirements I made up for myself. 

One thing I've read about nursing twins is to do so simultaneously.  I think this is key, especially when they're first born.  New borns eat every 2 - 3 hours and I don't know how I would make it those first few weeks with a baby attached to me literally all day long.  I would not have had the same thoughts if I were having one, but I'm having two...and twins are different. 

How do I plan on nursing two at once?  Good question.  For a while, I was wondering the same thing.
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Lo and behold, I am now the proud owner of the above contraction...it's called, ever so cleverly, My Brest Friend nursing pillow.  This contraption, supposedly, helps support the babes while they're eating.  I'm kind of excited about this thing.  I will let you know how it works once they're here.

2 comments:

  1. Love it! And so glad you made it to 32 weeks!!! Very happy for you, friend. We must catch up before the babes come! :) xo

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  2. WOW! I had never even considered what nursing twins might look like! Learn something new everyday :)
    -Lisa

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