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roxy7

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Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 8:50pm

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 this approach with two babies!

I couldn't do any form of controlled crying - hearing them cry drives me nuts and keeps the other sibs awake.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

TIA







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Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 10:55pm

I don't think I can help, but I just want to say what you are doing is AMAZING!
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Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 2:25am

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....

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Saturday, September 11th 2010, 12:22pm

Hi Roxy

Not sure if I can help, but didn't want to read and run and really do admire you for still managing to exclusively BF your twins.

I've been mixed feeding since about day 3 because my milk didn't come in for about 10 days and my hefty twins are really greedy. In the beginning, I gave them as much breast as I could (tandem) and then topped up every feed with a bottle of formula. I managed to keep up the BF at night until week 3 when DH went back to work and stopped doing nights with me, so I give mine bottle only at night now because it's easier and my MIL is around to help speed things up with the night feeds. If your babies are able to switch between bottle and breast (my midwife said this is fine as long as they are established suckers and you use a soft teat bottle), then maybe you can try bottle feeding them at night with expressed milk?

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Friday, September 24th 2010, 10:18pm

Have things got any easier Roxy? We had problems settling Lukas for a while, sometimes DH would carry him around to sleep if he got upset. Although he's sometimes still difficult, we put him on his tummy which works, then turn him over once he's asleep (anyone reading this later, my twins are 5 months old at the time of writing, didn't do this when he was tiny) . Finn settles with a dummy but doesn't always need it. Hope things are a bit better now.


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Monday, October 11th 2010, 4:38pm

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







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Mm/c of natural pg 03/08
1st IVF 02/09 (ectopic)
FET 08/09 :BFP:
cs booked for 20/04/10




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