Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Hi and welcome! Congratulations on your dear babies.
How old are your twins adjusted age? Is their head control and airway issues due to size or gestational age? I saw in your other post you said nursing leaning back won't work, because they cannot hold their heads up yet. But brand newborns can and do nurse with mom in a leaning back position. The vast majority of the research on this positioning (biological nurturing) was done on brand newborns of a few hours or days old, while still in the hospital or shortly after. I nursed two of mine this way starting right after they were born, I could not sit up as I had them via cesarian. Even my daughter who was 37 weeks gestation was able to latch and nurse right after birth as I lay leaning back in the hospital bed.
Now, I did not have two newborn babies to hold at once! This certainly presents more challenges. But I have seen pictures of twins simultaneously nursing in what I would consider a 'laid back' position. Is your primary concern being able to nurse both at once, or nurse (pain free) at all? Are you having any more success with latch when nursing one at a time? Have you tried a nursing pillow, one for twins specifically or other? also, do you typically have someone helping you at this point or not usually? How many times a day do your babies typically nurse and are you also needing to pump and/or supplement with either your milk, donor milk, or formula? ? If bottles are used for supplementing, how is that done? ...