Breastfeeding pillows with twins

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I am having identical twins and have read that having a twin breastfeeding pillow is a lifesaver...there are two kinds that seem to be the best but unsure which is really better or if they are both equally good. (My brest friend and EZ-2 Nurse). Is it common that they are fed separately at first? If so..how long til tandem nursing introduced on average?
Thanks!

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Taran - posted on 01/12/2011

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Thanks for the info..maybe I will try and see if the hospital's mother and babies support center has both these pillows to try. Just wanted some personal experience recommendations:)

Jodi - posted on 01/12/2011

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I'm pregnant with twins as well and plan on breastfeeding. My hospital has a little medical supply store in it and they carry both brands of pillows. After showing interest, they allowed me to "test" both pillows. All I did was put them around me and see how they "feel" without any babies. Not totally accurate since my big ole belly got in the way somewhat, but I prefered the EZ-2-Nurse and purchased it. Perhaps if you can find a retailer that sells them they would allow you to test them to see which feels better for you?

Celeste - posted on 01/12/2011

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I had the EZ2Nurse pillow. I found it to be a little too "high", for example, I couldn't use it to nurse in bed. I'd have to use it on the couch or on a chair.

Depending on circumstances, it's pretty common for them to be nursed separately at first. One of my boys had trouble latching, so it was hard to tandem at first. It probably would take until you got the hang of it and of course that really varies. For us, it was close to 2 months.

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