Re: Bottle to breast problems
congratulations on the birth of your twins!
Yes breastfeeding preemie twins is a task worth achieving. here are some thoughts...
1. Bottle feed them before attempting to nurse. let them settle down from the distraction of hunger before enticing them with breastfeeding. let the babies associate your nipples with being relaxed and somewhat satiated.
2. rent a hospital grade double pump. use it to stimulate your supply every 2- 3 hours.
3. If you are feeling brave enough avoid the nipple shield. There are just so many secondary problems with the shield so if you can avoid it, do so.
4. don't let the babies get hungry. You can attempt to nurse them way before they show signs of hunger.
you will have the most success at making milk by pumping, finishing the pumping by hand expressing and of course by getting the babies to latch and suck. 10-12 times a day.
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
BTDT scars and stretchmarks,: wrinkles and grey hair