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Thread: Newborn twins, horrible latches, ready to quit.

  1. #21
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    Default Re: Newborn twins, horrible latches, ready to quit.

    Things are going a little bit better... I think they're just starting to grow a little, so it's easier to latch on with larger mouths.

    Still using the shield since they're still creasing my nipples, but at least it's not as painful.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Newborn twins, horrible latches, ready to quit.

    Thanks for the update Jenny. You really are a trooper and I hope rewards are on the way. Maybe things have turned a corner?

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Newborn twins, horrible latches, ready to quit.

    I really hope so. I've cut out supplementing during the day so they'll nurse more often, I think that's helped with supply.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Newborn twins, horrible latches, ready to quit.

    Fantastic! Cutting supplements is always a good way to boost supply- if the baby or babies give you a near-constant nursathon, your body responds by really cranking up production.
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    Default Re: Newborn twins, horrible latches, ready to quit.

    Hi there I have been following your threads but was experiencing problems signing on. I too nursed twins and had a few similar issues with latch, big nipples tiny mouths etc. I Sought the advice of a breast feeding counsellor and she suggested the laid back biological feeding position that worked a treat. I Was able to co sleep and tandem feed. The creased nipple again may be a sign of a slight problem with position. how is the nipple creased, Are they too high? this can be improved by turning your arms in a little so that they are are in line with your body and feet touching you so they can push themselves on, head under the breast, play around a little. Once you get the hang of it you can then free one hand to gently massage your breast to help milk flow which in turn improved their latch I could even sip a drink, and eat while feeding both . I did supplement with one bottle of formula about four ounces. One twin liked it the other refused. I did stop after a while because it wasn't helping and my milk supply was good. I wonder if ditching the shield would help improve their latch, just a thought. Any way you deserve a medal I have four girls but feeding my twins was a wonderful experience and I am glad it's working for you too.

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