Expecting twins n plan to breast feed exclusively. ive been told i'll need to express, can anyone suggest a good cost efficient expressor?

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I have extremely limited pumping experience... and don't remember anyway since my twins are 10 now. ;)



Just wanted to let you know that it IS definitely possible to breastfeed twins. We nursed for 15 months. I might've gone longer (since I DID go 3.25 years w/ my third child), but my husband was not supportive of nursing past one and at that time I really wasn't either.



Congratulations and good luck!!

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CAMISHA - posted on 04/05/2012

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IF YOU GET WIC,THEY WILL GIVE YOU ONE..I HAVE BREAST FED 5,AND MY BABY IS 1 MONTH,TRUST ME PUMPING HELPS OUT ALOT.THERE ARE SOME CHEAPMEDELA PUMPS..

Amanda - posted on 04/05/2012

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I tried to be cost effective by buying a less expensive breast pump but I ended up spending the money on the Medela pump in style(this can be used as a single or double pump). I exclusivly pump so I had to have a good pump to maintain my supply. I also had a low supply at first and this helped build it up. I recommend spending the money on the Medela. I found this web site to have the cheapest pump: www.AddALittleLove.com, or you can check amazon.com. If you sign up for amazon mom, you get free two day shipping and it's free to sign up for. Pumps can't be returned once opened so be sure you choose a good one and are sure you need it before you open it!

Vicki - posted on 04/03/2012

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Absolutely you can breastfeed twins. A friend of mine (who I've mentioned in another community) is currently breastfeeding her 4 months old twins. You won't necessarily need to express, she hasn't needed to, and she also feeds her 2 year old and 4 year old as well. Assuming your twins are healthy and feeding well, your body will make enough milk to meet the demand. Congratulations!

Celeste - posted on 04/03/2012

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Nope, all breastmilk You're right, exclusively breastfed means just breastmilk.. I introduced solids at 6 months but they weren't interested. They weren't really interested until about 8 months or so.

Bernice - posted on 04/03/2012

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Thanks for all ur encouragement. Celeste u specified "without solids" , does this mean u supplemented wt water, infant milk or other liquids? Cos exclusive means only breastmilk to me.

Heather - posted on 04/02/2012

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Congratulations!!



First to answer your question about pumps...Medela is a very efficient pump but some people choke on the price. ameda is a very good pump as well. I have the ameda truly yours. Both are very comparable. Remember the cost of the pump pales in comparison to the cost of formula and most importantly the benefits of breast feeding. So it's a "small" cost when looking at formula vs breast feeding



I have breasted 3 babies so far....my 10 month is still breast feeding. I pump every day at work starting with all of them at 6 months. So it has lasted thru 3 babies so far. I just replace the kit with a new one each time.



I have not nursed twins but my aunt has and a friend of mine has....both for over a year...they pumped to give the babies expressed milk from a bottle and nursed. So yes it can be done!



Ask for help and the support you need. Take care of yourself and those babies!

Celeste - posted on 04/02/2012

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Congrats on your twins!



You can absolutely nurse twins. I nursed my twin boys-exclusively (meaning no solids) until about 8 months and continued to nurse into toddlerhood..



I would go ahead and get a pump. A good number of twins are born early and you might need to pump to give to your boys and to keep up your supply. Ameda and Medela are really good.



You can nurse your twin boys as long as you want :)



Educate yourself on how nursing works. Learn on how to tell if babies are getting enough. A fantastic book that I loved was called "Mothering Multiples" by Karen Gromada..



Line up support!



You can do it!

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