How do I feed two babies at one time??

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One of my best friends has twins. She rarely feeds them both at the same time. It took some time, I'm guessing, but she eventually got them on a schedule where she would feed, change, laydown, etc. one, then the other. She said that by doing it that way, she was giving both babies the individual attention she felt like they needed.

It didn't always work, sometimes they'd both cry at the same time, and she would find herself parked between them in their recliners holding a bottle to each mouth. She said this was a very easy way to feed them, but it was boring because her hands were both full and she was stuck in one spot, whereas with one baby, you can hold the baby and read a book, and you can pick the baby up and move around the house while feeding. Plus, she likes the cuddling of actually holding the babies to feed them.

She also has a breastfeeding pose she does to breastfeed them both at once. She settles into her wide chair with a boppy pillow around her waist. She puts the babies on either side with their feet pointed toward the back of the chair. They are sort of resting between the arm of the chair (which is cushioned) and the boppy pillow. She uses a small crib pillow (I don't know why they call them that--you can't put a pillow in a crib, but you know what I'm talking about right?) under each baby's head, then rests her arms along side them to hold them in place once they are latched on. This actually leaves her hands somewhat free, but movement is restricted. She watches TV or reads.

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Susannah - posted on 07/03/2013

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Sounds like those options might work...I definatley want to be able to hold each child while feeding most of the time...anything else seems to impersonal...but there are going to be times when they want to eat at the same time...Thanks for the advice!!

Rhiannon - posted on 07/03/2013

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You can get the chairs we call them bouncers in the uk they are suitable from birth and usually have head supports for infants. I don't have twins myself but have been told this by others x good luck with your beautiful little ones

Susannah - posted on 07/03/2013

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They aren't born yet...so I'm kind of stressing because they will be infants and not able to hold up their heads

Rhiannon - posted on 07/03/2013

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How old are they? Have you tried putting them in bouncey/reclining chairs and hold a bottle in each hand?

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