I have infant twin boys (adjusted age 4 months one week - 6 week early). From the beginning only one was able to latch and nurse, but due strength and weight gain issues, was also given supplement bottle of expressed milk - although now after a few months of steady growth is strictly nursing. My other son never really figured out nursing. Lots of trying - appts with LCs and pediatrician - just a "preemie quirk". After much trying and practice, he finally latched on and transferred milk this past week. I am now trying to nurse him exclusively during the day and he still gets bottles of pumped milk at night.
Question - in the past, I nursed my one son from both sides and then about 30 minutes later pumped for my other son (crazy schedule - but we made it work). Now that I am nursing them each from one side, how long before my supply evens out? I am also hospital grade pumping directly after nursing to provide more stimulation and hopefully retrain my body. (Fenugreek is not an option for me - I had a bad reaction to it)
My exclusive nursing son seems a little mad that he can't nurse from both sides, so I offer the breast to him more often. My other son isn't fabulous at nursing yet, but he is improving and seem satisfied. Their diapers are still wet 8+/day (although not completely soaked each time like before). The goal is to eventually stop pumping and stop giving bottles in the evening.
So sorry this is incredibly long. Does anyone have any insight. I have left a few messages with a couple LCs, but never heard back, so I came here to see if anyone had info.