My twins were born at 34 weeks. they did well but because they tired so easily the doctor and nurses suggested giving them ebm in a bottle. in the first few days i was putting them to breast for 10 minutes then giving them the ebm bottle, then topping with formula, then do second baby, then pump, then sterilize. it just got so tiring, and i needed my milk to come in faster, so i stopped putting them to breast every time and worked on rest and pumping. now they are two weeks and are doing awesome with ebm in bottle. they are gaining lots of weight. the problem is i am ready to get rid of bottles. i really want to nurse exclusivly, but now they seem nipple confused. i am trying to put them to breast again at every feed, or most of them. but they don't very well. the girl does not latch on quite proper (i also have large nipples for her tiny mouth) but she did latch better her first few days of life. and they boy gets frustrated and thrashes around wanting his bottle. even once they are on hey both do the bottle suck, instead of breastfeed suck. sometimes they will nurse for 10 mins or so but i dont think they get anything. i have no problem expressing though, and get anywhere from 3-5 ounces each pumping. i barely top them with formula anymore.
any help would be appreciated. i am so exhauseted, and have moments i want to just give up, but i know if i can get them nursing in the long run it will be way easier. also nipples are tender from pump, even with larger breast flange. i think it is just because there is constantly a baby or pump on them??