Re: bf + formula feeding to ebf with twi
Hi: Congratulations with your two babes! And good work making it through the first month, sanity intact! I hope someone with more experience will respond, but meanwhile I just wanted to say that at 4.5 weeks adjusted my (non-twin) son was attached pretty much non-stop. And I had a great supply. It was just how he was, attached or crying. So I would let him suckle until I couldn't handle it, and then I would hand him to Dad to bounce (which mostly worked to keep crying at bay) until I was ready to let him suckle some more. I think that lasted for about two months. I think my first post here was at about 6 weeks, when I was pretty much living on the couch or the bouncing ball and crying a lot myself, wondering if I would ever have a life again. But then, all on its own, about two weeks later he stopped needing to suckle so much. I know how you feel -- I'm sure we all do -- and I'm sure that feeling is so much more intense with two babies!
As for the amount they are feeding, have you ever had a full day without formula? Have you ever tried to measure how much they take at a bf -- by weigh-bf-weigh?
It truly doesn't last, so hang in there!
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!