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Friday, February 24th 2012, 12:13pm

Author: roxy7

My Twin Breastfeeding Experience

Hi Ladies, loads has changed for me since I wrote that post and I certainly don't have as much time as I used to for forums sadly, this place was a godsend for me. One thing that hasn't changed is the twins are happily breastfeeding. They're 22 months old now

Monday, April 11th 2011, 1:05am

Author: roxy7

A question for all twin mums considering trying again

Hello ladies. Long time no speak: I find twins very time consuming with never much uninterrupted computer time & forums are much trickier on the smart phone. We have a singleton boy who's 40 months older than the twins. I can't help thinking that a singleton after twins would be a breeze..? On the transportation thing, I find the issue is less about walking & more about where the walking child sleeps if they need a nap or get tired. Our now four and a half year old still sits comfortably on the ...

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 6:49pm

Author: roxy7

Rolling Over or Not

My twins are a week away from 8 months and not rolling over. I'm just not worrying about it. It'll come. One can roll over from front to back quite easily but I'm a bit lazy about giving them tummy time. It's just whenever I remember. i was far more rigorous about it with DS1. One can sit unassisted and the other is pretty good on her tummy and she'll crawl soon enough. Frankly, I'm in no hurry for them to be moving too much!!!!

Monday, December 13th 2010, 7:00pm

Author: roxy7

Alcohol - to have or not to have?

I can heartily recommend it. Remember, alcohol is a poison - not good for your body. I've had two friends recently who both gave up alcohol at my suggestion and they were both pregnant within 3 months after trying for over a year or two - and at age 39 and 43. It didn't work for me (tho I've now had one son via clomid and twins via ivf), but it's gotta be worth a try. good luck r x oh and it is total abstinence for women, apparently... men can drink, very lightly

Monday, October 11th 2010, 4:38pm

Author: roxy7

Settling breastfeeding twins to sleep at bedtime

Hey guys. Still EBF but now on the Baby Whisperer routine, feeding four hourly, not on demand, and it's getting easier - thank heavens!

Monday, October 11th 2010, 4:34pm

Author: roxy7

Support Pillows and Feeding Positions

I've come up with a similar solution, Claire. I also fold up blankets as little head supports for the babies and so I can shuffle them into the best position as they crash into each other otherwise!

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 2:25am

Author: roxy7

Settling breastfeeding twins to sleep at bedtime

Aw, thanks Mavis. At least I now feel better for the encouragement I couldn't do it without a totally supportive DP - we're currently both awake at 2am. Me feeding and he trying to stop windy other twin from waking the other two.... R x

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 8:50pm

Author: roxy7

Settling breastfeeding twins to sleep at bedtime

At the moment the only way I can get my two settled at night is by getting them on pillows and tandem feeding them to sleep. Once they're asleep, I lay one either side of me in bed and feed on demand as each wakes, hoping they don't do so at the same time. Surely there's an easier way! DP isn't in a position to help out apart from getting them on the feeding pillows initially as he is still co sleeping in another room with our 3 yr old! He won't go to bed alone yet and we can't afford to repeat ...

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 12:25pm

Author: roxy7

Routine's with twins and general questions! - help please!

Thanks for your replies ladies. Really helpful suggestions, all of them. It's amazing what a few hours more solid sleep can do for my mood too. Last night, they woke at 1 pm, after being put down at 9 pm and then, once back on the feeding pillow, slept til around 7 pm! I felt so good, I even let DP stay in bed til 9 whilst I gave our 3 year old breakfast. He said he didn't feel any better, but was grateful for the gesture We're still getting back to normal after camping which was great fun but h...

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 10:53am

Author: roxy7

Routine's with twins and general questions! - help please!

I'm really struggling at 4 months. I'm exclusively breastfeeding which is the easy bit for me. It's the rest that's a problem! The girls have suddenly developed "colic" and get really upset at about 6.30pm to 9.30pm ish, with tummy troubles, writhing and thrashing around and farty. I was hoping to start to get them into a bedtime routine putting them down to bed at 7 and getting an evening back - this is what I did with my son. But I'm struggling to do this as their colicky time coincides with s...

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 5:49pm

Author: roxy7

Support Pillows and Feeding Positions

Thanks Duffy, it does make sense but my boobs won't reach far enough! When I've tried that position, I have to stack the cushions/pillows up to get the babies close enough to my nipples and when they're both crying in the night it can be pretty stressful trying to get the height just right and the stacks stable enough. I think I'm going to take a visit to our local foam shop and see if they can cut me two triangular shaped wedges of firm foam that I can put either side of me with enough height s...

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 9:11pm

Author: roxy7

Support Pillows and Feeding Positions

My EZ2 Nurse pillow has been a life saver so far but the twins now seem too big for it. They're nearly 4 months old and with the position I've always used (double rugby hold with their feet to the rear, under my arms) they seem too long to fit anymore. Even when I try and bolster myself forward by putting pillows behind me and raise up the sides of the ez2 using cushions, the twins won't fit without their legs in the air and look really uncomfortable. I'm struggling withough a comfortable tandem...

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 9:09pm

Author: roxy7

My Twin Breastfeeding Experience

Well, ladies, 12 weeks on and I'm still exclusively breasfeeding and it's so much easier. One twin is sleeping for up to five hours at night (although the other little minx would like to be attached to my nipple the whole night if I let her!), they've started napping together in the day for a few hours at a time and I can got ou and about without doing nothing but feeding them at every stop - they are sooooo lovely. Most mornings I could cry I'm so happy to have them! My MIL likes to remind me t...

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 8:58pm

Author: roxy7

Planning to breastfeed, what do I need?

Thanks, Kirstin. Some other thoughts: I don't know if others have also had a similar experience but on the basis of my two times giving birth and having newborns, something happens around the six week and twelve week marks and a corner is turned and it somehow seems easier, whne before it seemed so much harder. Probably something to do with them maturing. If that helps, remember, it won't always be as hard as it seems at that moment. Also, if you worry suddenly that you dont have enough milk and...

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 8:15pm

Author: roxy7

Routine's with twins and general questions! - help please!

Sorry I haven't got time to read all the posts - maybe if I had more of a routine...? But for those of you with older children, one thing we've started to do recently is for OH to take our 3 year old and one twin out for a walk/play as he can't manage all 3 outside (toddler wants to play, then gets too tired to walk and there's no space for him in the pushchair) leaving one twin with me. I can then take her to bed and have a nap, feeding her to sleep as required. Even if I don't sleep, it's blis...

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 7:20pm

Author: roxy7

Breastfeeding twins and expressing

Aww, talking to each other across the feeding pillow sounds sooooo cute! Can I ask why you felt you didn't have enough mik to satisfy them? If they seem to be hungry a lot, it's probably just a growth spurt so sucking on your breasts, even though you might think they are "empty" serves to stimulate your milk supply and increase it to meet the needs of their increased size - pretty clever! This is why, in my opinion, introducing formula could decrease your milk supply: the babies suck on a bottle...

Friday, July 16th 2010, 9:19pm

Author: roxy7

Planning to breastfeed, what do I need?

I'm exclusively breastfeeding my twins and posted here of my early experience My Twin Breastfeeding Experience. My babies were born at 37+4 by CS so my post surgery body created its own limitations. I also have a toddler so I was also having to meet his needs too. They are 12 weeks old now and it's so much easier. I didn't buy formula or bottles. I was determined I wouldn't need them. Personally, I think that the introduction of a bottle of formula often spells the death knell for bfing as it de...

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 9:20am

Author: roxy7

Logistics of going on holiday with twins....(and two bigggg dogs!)

BTW we've solved it by buying a campervan (which is why I know about the rear storage thingy above, as our rising roof precludes a roof box). We don't have dogs but do have another kiddo. Going on our first camping trip tomorrow with babes 11 weeks....

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 9:16am

Author: roxy7

Logistics of going on holiday with twins....(and two bigggg dogs!)

Would these be of any use - sorry if it's already been suggested, baby on nipple, so no time to read all replies! http://direct.tesco.com/product/images/?R=204-2891 http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-6920.aspx




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