I have 6 wk old twin girls. They are on exactly the same schedule and usually wake up within a minute or two of each other, even when they're in separate rooms. So my only choice for feeding them is to tandem nurse.
I dont have a problem with this, its my first choice. My problem is, they're only getting the very tip of my nipple in their mouths lately and now both of my nipples are badly bruised.
When I do get the girls to latch, they seem to suck 2 or 3 times and then push the nipple-all but the tip!- out. What usually happens though is they get so excited to eat that they start sucking on their tongues and then i can't get my nipple in their mouths.
They both do this and it's incredibly frustrating because then they scream because they're hungry. They are both very good at nursing normally....is this possible a growth spurt type of thing?...forgetting how to nurse/latch on correctly?
HOW CAN I GET THEM TO OPEN THEIR MOUTHS WIDE?
Oh, and I've also tried running my nipple along their lips, top, bottom, cheeks, chin.... :/
Answer by Mrs.J. at 2:25 AM on Jan. 15, 2011
Answer by teaona at 2:19 AM on Jan. 15, 2011