So far so good! They seem to be gaining weight, and they are definitely making enough wet/dirty diapers! And they definitely seem to be satisfied after every feeding (as long as they aren’t having a growth spurt!)
When I last left you, we were still supplementing each feed with expressed breast milk.
Since babies can prefer bottle feeds (who wouldn’t take the easy way out!) I knew I needed to push them! I had read through a book called Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins and More, and developed my plan.
Once they hit their Due Date, I took them on a Babymoon (otherwise known as a “nursing vacation”). What this entails is taking the babies to your bed and feed them as much as they want. (Husband brings you food and takes care of the house, FUN!) So when they hit June 1st, I took them to bed, and stayed there for 3 days. By the end of the 3 days, they started to seem satisfied after every meal! It was amazing!
Since that time, we’ve gone through a couple of growth spurts which have been tough for me, more mentally than physically. During the growth spurts, they want to eat almost constantly, and never seem satisfied. Cue me feeling like I’m not making enough for them…come to find out, it’s completely normal to feel this way, even when you gave birth to your children!
Lo and behold…we got through the growth spurts (with a lot of nursing) and we’re feeding around every 2-3 hours (we started out at every 1.5 hours). And it’s been great! It’s pretty nice to not have to worry about packing food for outings…it’s already there! It’s also nice not to have to pump and clean bottles all the time; that got draining pretty quickly!
I still occasionally wonder if they could possibly be getting enough from me, but I just keep reminding myself that they are satisfied and making plenty of diapers! (It also helps when others tell me the babies have gotten bigger since they last saw them; it’s hard to notice them getting bigger when you are looking at them constantly!)
I’m still taking the domperidone and herbs, but I have started to wean off the domperidone, and I’m hoping to get off completely (fingers crossed!)