anyone know how to feed twins at the same time.i will eventually have to do this and be able to burb too.
Julieanne - posted on 01/21/2012
Although doctors don't recommend it,m propping a bottle helped just watch them while they eat so they don't choke, as for burping, id lay them horizontally in my lap with one arm holding both their chins and the other hand patting their backs (alternating ie: pat one then pat the other), as they got bigger and heavier burping them one at a time when they finished was easier. But as others said don't feel guilty if you cant do it all, you will find what will work for you.
Tracy - posted on 01/21/2012
I too used boppy pillows. It took a little while to get the hang of it, but once you do dual feedings for awhile it becomes second nature.
I have a friend with twins that swore by Podee Bottles which is a self-feeding sysem. I never tried them because by the time I heard about her recommendation my girls were already old enough to hold their own bottles.
Jill - posted on 01/20/2012
I used a twin nursing pillow. Here is a link to see what it looks like. ( I didn't use the tent thing.)
What I would do was sit on my bed with both babies. I would sit all the way up against the wall for support. I put that nursing pillow on my lap. Then I would put each baby on the pillow in the football hold. Their feet would be facing the wall and they would each get their own side to nurse from. I would suggest your alternate sides for feeding or days if they let you. Then I would latch them on and read a good book. They would usually fall a sleep. Then I would burp one while the other slept on the pillow then switch then put them on my bed and get up to put them in their own beds for a nap. At night my husband would bring them to me and put them back in their beds-that worked really well for us. Good luck. I nursed them for about a year doing this. They are now 3 1/2. Time seems to go into turbo speed when you have twins!(Nursing twins burns a lot of calories. It is the only time I ever craved steak. I also craved peanuts. If you are going to nurse two make sure you are getting enough calories-I had to stop at around a year because I stopped producing enough milk. Your pediatrician will help monitor their weight gain.)
Kelley - posted on 01/18/2012
def boppy pillows, the bouncer,swing... and then i would burp them each seperate . if there were times where one was asleep i would try and give the other some mommy time first.. everything with twins is a challenge, but you learn as each day passes. Mine are now 4 1/2 yrs old and i am still learning everyday
Sheri - posted on 01/18/2012
waht i did was semi-crossed my legs with my back suported and laid them on my leggs and feed both then take turns burbing them. after awhile you will know which one burbs quikly and who doesnt. dont panic it will come to you oh i also got them where they were about 15 min apart in eating. that was a life saver,exspecially at nite one at a time. but just take a deep breath and after they get here it will come to you and what works for you.
AMANDA - posted on 01/14/2012
i either had them in their bouncy chairs or in their swings if i was home alone and need to do stuff otherwise i would hold one and prop the others bottle up. and after i would burp one and then the other.. if i was doing the hold one and prop the others i would alternate my son and daughter so i wasnt always holding the same baby that way each of them got some bonding time.. if i had a second person home with me then they would both get held.
Ianina - posted on 01/12/2012
I used to feed them while they were in the pack an play, or lay both on the ground and feed them at the same time. for burping, I waited until both were done and burped one and then the other.
Sometimes I used their car seats too. Don't worry, you will get use to :)
Noel - posted on 01/11/2012
I usually fed one and had the bottle propped for the other one. Then I would switch the next feeding. I would also switch between feedings if I needed to burp one. If you dont feel comfortable propping a bottle, you can try sitting cross legged on the bed and feed one in your lap and lay the other twin on the bed next to you and do it that way so you can switch to burp them easier. You'll get the hang of it shortly
Kim - posted on 01/09/2012
Lol well that can be tricky at times. I used swings a lot. My boys loved them. Or use an infant carrier that the baby can be strapped to your chest. But that can get ackward if you are trying to do too many things at once. When they get older it Will get a little easier. Just don't feel guilty if you can't be super mom, there is always going to be times you can't tend to both immediately.
Kim - posted on 01/08/2012
Lol it can be a challenge. I used Boppy pillows most of the time. I also fed them in their swings or bouncy seat. A lot if times I'd alternate holding one and having the other in a seat or Boppy. That way each one got time with mommy. I was home a lot alone with my twins so I had to figure out a routine for everything! I worked 3rd shift and their dad worked 2nd shift for the first 6 months. You Will get the hang of it. Just stay organized.
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