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August 22nd, 2009, 03:21 PM
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those that have nursed or are nursing their twins do you nurse at the same time or one right after the other?
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August 22nd, 2009, 04:43 PM
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When both boys were nursing I always fed them at the same time - even now that Owen is getting bottled milk and Rhys is nursing I still feed them at the same time. (got to love that EZ 2 Nurse pillow) It will save you so much time especially when they can nurse and be done in 5min. Great job nursing!!!
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August 22nd, 2009, 06:45 PM
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I nurse at the same time if I can. Tandem nursing isn't the most discrete thing in the world, so if we have visitors, I'll usually nurse one at a time, or DH will give one expressed breastmilk in a bottle, and I'll nurse the other. We're pretty flexible, but we try to keep them on the same schedule so we aren't feeding constantly!
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August 22nd, 2009, 09:22 PM
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I nursed for the first couple months (along w/ supplementing) and I had to do it at the same time. In the hospital I did it one after the other, and I literally had 20 min. to spare after I nursed 1, then the other, supplemented, then pumped. NO WAY I could continue that!!

Tandem nursing is easy once you get the hang of it. The EZ2Nurse pillow is a must!
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August 22nd, 2009, 11:41 PM
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I lacked serious coordination. One then the other.
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August 23rd, 2009, 05:48 AM
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I'm doing both. The girls aren't always ready to eat at the same time and it's really hard to wake one if she's not ready. The tandem nursing isn't perfect yet, but I'm doing a lot better at it than I thought I would this early on. I agree that it's not discrete, but I figure if people are visiting me in my home they may just have to see my boobs I'm not very modest.
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August 23rd, 2009, 07:24 AM
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I did one at a time, but both would be so much easier.
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August 24th, 2009, 11:36 AM
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We still tandem about 90% of the time!
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August 24th, 2009, 02:31 PM
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I only made it to 5 1/2 months before I dried up out of the clear blue sky. But I nursed them separately. One reason was because we were letting the girls set their own schedule and they weren't always hungry at the same time. But mostly because both of my girls were terrible latchers and needed a lot of help to get on and STAY on. So a lot of my focus had to be on just the one baby.
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August 25th, 2009, 06:37 AM
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I nursed them at the same time. It is SO much easier if you can find a way to do it. You will have so much more time than doing them at different time. I had the on the same schedule all around.
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August 25th, 2009, 06:45 AM
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I tandem nurse most of the time as well. If I am in public or we have visitors I will nurse one at a time.
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August 25th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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It took us a while to get tandem nursing down. (fine now) But for the first several months I would nurse one, then the other, then pump. ZZZZZZZZ!!! Now it varies every feeding depending on how hungry they are and if someone else is around to occupy the other. I like the one on one nursing better than tandem because you actually have a few minutes to bond with one baby alone.
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August 25th, 2009, 07:09 PM
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I did both along w/ pumping in between. It was exhausting & that is all I ever did. Nurse or pump, nurse or pump.
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