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October 23, 2010

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How Long Did You Tandem Breastfeed Your Twins? And How?

The twins just turned nine months old and I’m still able to use the double bf-ing pillow, but it’s becoming a bit of a battle zone. They are so aware of each other–pulling hair, poking eyes, reaching over and grabbing the breast out of the other’s mouth, twisting my nipple. Good Times.

Also, one is crawling and the other one just starting, so I find when I am playing with them and they decide they want to eat/snack, they start pulling at my shirt, climbing on me and yelling. If I try to feed them separately and one sees the other getting the magic booby–all hell breaks loose.

I have recently begun feeding them sitting on the floor, Indian style with both of them straddling my legs facing towards me. It’s not very comfortable, but it seems to work OK.

I’ve also put them on their backs on the floor and leaned over them (also to work on getting the clogged milk ducts unclogged). Sort of a primal-yoga-pilates type move. Again, not the most comfortable, but it worked.

Suggestions needed! I’m trying to make it to a year.

I know I’ve got some twin mommies readers out there…..surely someone knows what I’m talking about.