A lot of questions......
Okay, with a some encouragement from my Mom and the bit of success w/ my son, I think I will keep trying to get my twins to nurse again.
My son WAS a nurser in the beginning (it was so wonderful, I am just craving that closeness) but we fell out of it and I have been pumping (NO FORMULA - horray!!! ) since then (6 mos old on Monday).
What can I do to possibly encourage them to go back to the breast?
Some ideas have been bathing, skin to skin, etc. But, at 6 mos on monday, they seem like they are getting too smart to be persuaded to change from a bottle.
Would it be awful to just stop bottles cold-turkey and offer breast only?
Or should I just gracefully (and probably much less stress for us all) offer it 3x a day? Like at night when sleepy, etc?
Also, my son is a choker when he nurses. Does this mean he isn't latching right? I really don't think it is due to an over-active let down as he SOMETIMES does this w/ his bottle too.
Also, if I tried the sleeping w/out a shirt and baby w/ just a diaper on for a while to get them going, will I ruin the crib-sleeping that they are doing? (we co-slept until 4 mos and they sleep well in their cribs now - but come to our bed some mornings). I just don't want to get into forever co-sleeping w/ twins (I believe it was most vital as a newborn).
I know this may not work at all, but I think I wil regret if I don't try.