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May 23rd, 2010, 08:48 AM
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did anyone plan on keeping a chart and actually do it? i am having twins and found a great chart i love but was wondering when the babies are here do u actually have time to keep up with it? it also has a spot to keep up with diapers and bowel movements... i kno my hubby will help with it so i have support...

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May 23rd, 2010, 09:53 AM
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i did the first three weeks, my pedi wanted it because her jaundice was so bad she had to eat every 2 hours round the clock and had to keep up with all poo and p's..it was kinda hard to do though but it made my worrying alot less so if your prone to worry ( im a big worrier) i would definately reccomend it the first few weeks anyhow
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May 24th, 2010, 10:44 AM
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It never hurts to try and see what happens. I think it's helpful for some people and others just find that it gets in the way more than anything. We used one in the hospital with my first daughter, but we stopped after a few days because it was just for thier use to make sure she was getting enough to eat. With twins it may be a little more helpful, because you have 2 babies to keep track of. Twins also tend to be a little earlier which means they are sleepier and don't always wake to eat when they should.
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May 26th, 2010, 08:22 AM
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Keeping track of what they are eating is a must in the beginning with lots of twins. DH and I used a notebook for each child and other people use a dry erase board. I know there is an iPhone app for it, but we didn't use that. We kept track of how long they ate, how they latched, what side they each ate on and if we changed a wet or poopy diaper. We had some issues with weight gain and this was amazing to have. They were not good at nursing, so for most feedings I nursed them and then gave them a bottle of pumped milk, so we also wrote down how many ml they ate of milk. We did this for about 3 weeks and then didn't need it any longer. I highly suggest doing this with twins because if you're anything like me, you'll be tired and won't remember who you fed, if you fed them together or not, when you fed them etc. It was so nice to look back and not have to rely on my memory.

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