I have been exploring this sight for just a short while now and have only tried to join one group... Breastfeeding twins group. Put in my application or whatever it was called, and was declined with it being stated that it was believed I was a troll. WTF! Im out here looking for ppl who have nursed twins and seeing as how im not good enough for their group if any of yous have done this please message me ... I am a single mother expecting twins and concerned as how to manage certain aspects of this. Would enjoy connecting with ppl who have been here to gain insight and any tips available. If you are not ok with just posting here please feel free to mail me. Thanks, I could use any help anyone has to offer.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
That is crazy that you could not join a group! i am nursing my 3rd, but have only nursed singletons. I'd suggest you find a La Leche League group in your area to attend (hopefully before the babies come!) I think you will get a lot of info and support. Go to LLL
Also go to LLL on-line and see the articles at Nursing Multiples
Contact the moderator as well, assume it was an honest mistake and that she meant no harm and ask her to reconsider
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:52 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by EmilySusan at 2:53 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by happynewyorker at 2:53 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 2:55 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Sorry you were denied. You might try the "Moms who have or are having twins" group. We have lots of posts on there regarding nursing two babies at once.
I nursed my twins for a while, but did not stick it out for a full year. I found nursing them at the same time saved me time and gained me sleep, but it was also very tricky at first. I used a pillow made especially for nursing multiple. It is called the EZ-2-Nurse and is sold at www.doubleblessings.com. Evene with the pillow I needed lots of other things around to help get all of us positioned well. I had a basket full of rolled up receiving blankets and pillows that I used to help prop the babies in place. I'd get both babies beside me and latch one on in the football hold, prop that baby in place and use have both hands free to get the other baby latched.
Congrats & GL!
Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by Mommy-2-B-of-3 at 2:59 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by Mommy-2-B-of-3 at 3:00 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:02 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
http://www.cafemom.com/group/21414 - this is the moms that have or are having twins group. You will have to apply and possibly answerr some questions to be accepted. Twin groups often attract strange women who do not have twins or who are not expecting twins. You do have to be careful about this.
You'll also find lots of info in this group regarding vaginal deliveries of twins - lots of moms have normal vaginal births. A c-section is not a given, though you are at a higher risk for having one when you deliver twins.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on Mar. 12, 2010