I've been trying to wean my 1yo twins for a couple weeks now. One is kinda sorta drinking whole milk from a bottle a few times a day. When I give him a straw cup he takes the milk into his mouth and then spits it out. His twin is getting bottles of 2/3 EMB and 1/3 whole milk and he's not too happy about that concoction. Should I just keep on doing what I'm doing? I've wasted a ton of breastmilk because if I don't have the proportion just right he doesn't want it. And I don't want to give it to the guy who's dealing with the regular milk ok. Also, do people normally cut our nursing sessions one at a time or do what I'm doing with the milk and EBM? This pumping is a bummer. No joy or bonding in that.
And question B is about bottles. Everyone and their mother has told me not to start a bottle habit where there is none. But these guys are really terrible with a cup. Am I creating monsters? They're big eaters and what I'm most worried about is hunger and messing up their warm and fuzzy full feeling and our precarious sleep situation.
Our nice, orderly routine is no more. I am just learning about schedules and ounces and the things I might have had down if I weren't BFing. And with twins we're always about 5 seconds away from anarchy at any given moment. Any tips for this confused weaner? Fix us, please!