Weaning off breastfeeding twins

by Cessiz
(Philippines)

I've been breastfeeding my twins for almost two years now.I decided that I have to wean them because I'm losing a lot of weight,and now that they are eating meals and only breastfeed to help them sleep..at first 2 days it was hard because they're rejecting their milk in a bottle,and so hard to make them fall asleep..but after a week things are on a smoothsail..it feels like that they dont want to breastfeed anymore.but when it is time for bed,we cuddle and that what helps them get sleepy..

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Sep 05, 2011
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You Go Girl!!!
by: Elsabe

You deserve a big medal for breastfeeding your twins for two years, you go girl!!!!

My twincesses are now 13 months old and I hope we can also make it to two years. My singleton son self-weaned at 17 months, so for me that was a bit disappointing, but I was glad that he made the choice and not me. With the girls I really hope we can also make it to two years.

Thanks for sharing, this is so encouraging to hear. Very few twin moms even make it to 6 months, finding support for the extended nursing of multiples is pretty impossible.

Sep 17, 2011
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thank you!
by: Cessiz

thanks..I know it's kinda amazing how I did that..at first I wanted to breastfeed them only for 6 months,but their attachment to the the breast is so hard to cut..and therefore it lasted up to this point.And I can say that it's worth it.My twins is healthier compared to other kids I know who never been breastfed by their moms.Also,they don't easily get sick..what more can i ask for?
And it's all because of breastfeeding.
So,if your kids still want to breastfeed,let them..it's for the benefit of all..


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Decision to wean my 3 month old/crying and pulling away from the nipple

by Fabi
(Costamesa ca usa)

Hello, I am in need of advice before making the decision to wean my 3 month old due to mental and physical exhaustion!

My son will not nurse for more than 5 minutes and only one side every 3 to 4 hrs since his delivery.

I pump all day long to empty my breast and try bottle feeding my breastmilk with no success. He will not drink more than 1oz. He will latch on and for the most part start crying and pulling away from the nipple after only 3-5 minutes , 7 minutes if I am lucky!

I have tried pumping before feeding him as I do have a fast let down and still no luck. it is very stressful and the more i try the more he fusses and screams if I try bringing him back to the nipple.THIS HAPPENS IN EVERY FEEDING SESSION!

I waste so much of the milk I pump on a daily basis. I am suffering from postportum depression and nursing him is the only thing that helps me feel better.

I tied my tubes during my csection delivery and sadly regret the decision. I have an 8yr old boy and a 7yr old girl that I did not nurse due to my lack of strong will. I was than 21yrs old and gave up too easily(yrs later I regretted that so much).

I don't want to do that with my little baby!! Please help me. I called the hospital lactation consultants where I deliver and they claimed not to help babies older than 6 weeks. What do I do?

I have also tried different nursing positions including nursing while walking and different bottles, Nothing works!! Please help me !!

He does have a bowel movement and wet diapers as normal, but its all extra work that I have to do in order for this to happen. Again it's taking a toll on me!! Thanks im advanced for any advice.

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Dec 12, 2012
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my thoughts
by: T

Hi Fabi

It sounds like a fast let down. Here is a link that can help...

http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/let-down-reflex.html

I also recommend that you see a lactation consultant in your area, there is no way for us to know exactly what the problem is. A lactation consultant can observe you and baby and give you the best advice.

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Perhaps expressing will help
by: Anonymous

I hope your situation has gotten better. If you are still producing any milk my advice is to express and bottle feed. All my kids were given my milk via bottle. I read somewhere even if you stopped producing milk you can restart it with constant expressing. Good luck!

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Breastfeeding Weaning Struggles
by: Anonymous

Hi

That sounds very frustrating. Weaning off breastfeeding can be a tough task and a tough decision.

I've heard that the most important part of breastfeeding, is the first three months. Because the most important things are in the colostrum of mum's milk.

I would definitely suggest Babies Magic Tea, because you say you are feeling the blues.

The Fennel in the tea is really good for that, and it calms baby too. Both mum and baby can drink the tea.

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Can extended pacificer use lead to early self weaning from nursing in toddlers?

by Tanessa
(Cincinnati OH, USA)

I am wondering if there has ever been a study about older babies and self weaning from nursing and pacificer use. Specifically babies between 12 -18 months old. Do you think older babies wean early after 12 months because of extended pacificer use?

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weaning off breastfeeding and pacifier use
by: Anonymous

Hi

I don't think it would make much difference at that age.

During the early weeks after birth, pacifier use is avoided due to the fact that it takes time away from the breast, but when babies are older, if they like the boob, regardless of whether they use a pacifier or not, they will continue to breastfeed. Thats just my thoughts.

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