Hey everyone, I haven't posted in a while - my girls are now six weeks (born at 37.5 weeks) and am looking for help or just support. I do have a home visit scheduled with a lactation consultant but in the meantime I was hoping for your thoughts. My girls nurse for 45-60 minutes a session. They seem done but then are still hungry but won't nurse any more. I can pump after a session like this and get up to 4 oz total so there is still milk there they are not getting. After a session like this they will each eat 2-3 oz of either pumped breast milk (if I have time to pump - it's hard with twins to wrangle) or formula if I have to. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? I am using nipple shields due to latching problems initially and am wondering if this has something to do with it. I have started weaning the twin with the better latch off the nipple shield but it is a work in progress. Also wondering if b/c they are also getting bottles they are getting lazy at the breast. I do use low flow nipples and try to pace the bottle feeds. I Thanks in advance and sorry for the novel.
Me - 35. DH - 40. TTC #1 since 9/2010.
IUI #1-2 BFN
IUI #3 BFP = C/P
IUI #4-6 BFNs
IVF #1 Lupron and Gonal F: 29R 29M 28F
2 blastocysts transferred 12/14/13
Beta at 9dp5dt = 285; Beta at 12dp5dt = 925
It's twins! EDD 9/2/14