I have four month old twins. Aside from one bottle of formula in the evening, they are breastfed. I nurse them at 5am, 8:30am, 12pm, 3:30pm, and 7pm. They get the bottle at 10pm, ad they are usually fed, burped, and asleep by 11pm. They sleep until the 5am feeding.
It takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes to feed them... if I tandem nurse. It's obviously much longer if they are on a different schedule and I feed them one at a time. I feel like all I ever do is feed these babies.
My confession is this:
Breastfeeding is beautiful. Breastmilk is the perfect food for babies. I love the bonding experience.
Most of the time, this is not peaceful and relaxing and lovely like it should be. This is a process. It's a balancing act. It's a thing that has to be scheduled into my day. Virtually every time I feed the babies, I am watching the clock and wishing they would just hurry up and finish already. I feel so guilty because I love my babies and I know I'll miss them being so little, but I tell myself almost daily that I can't wait for them to turn one.
I'm trying to do what is best for my babies, but I still feel guilty and mad at myself.