Hi mommas, anyone breastfeed mulitiples?!
My triplets are 5 weeks old. I breastfed my older girls (now 4 and 2) and would like to do the same for my babies. Of course, I haven't been able to nurse all the time. I pump A LOT (I rented a hospital-grade pump) and suplement with formula.
I'm getting a lot of shit for even trying. At our Christmas Eve party the babies were really fussy! I decided to nurse because it usually settles them down quickly. My nanny (who volunteered to help at the party) came upstairs to give me a hand. I typically don't cover up when breastfeeding at home, but even more so when I have a baby on each side and they are just learning to latch. My MIL heard I was feeding the babies and came upstairs to give me a hand. She was horrified. She thought it was completely ridiculous I was trying to breastfeed triplets, and not only that, it was inappropriate that I was doing it in front of "the help".
I have to admit, breastfeeding is a lot of work, especially multiples. I'm not sure how long I'll be able to do it, but I want to give it a shot.