Nathan has been going from a crawling to a sitting position very smoothly these last few days. Here’s a video:
One of the perks of being an IBM employee is a program with LactCorp which allows me access to a Lactation consultant for 6 months after birth. This includes unlimited phone calls to a consultant. Yesterday I decided to call in and see what it was about. I’m so glad I did! I got lots of great advice and cleared up a few wives tales. Here’s some interesting facts I learned:
Tummy on Mummy
My tandem breast feeding attempts so far have been in the football hold. One thing the consultant suggested was to lay on my back and let the boys find my nipples to nurse that way. That position makes it so that I don’t have to pull their heads up to my breasts or support their body weight.
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There was even a video: http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/video/bn3clip.html. We gave it a try last night and it worked amazingly well. Since it’s just Steve and I now at night, this hold made it a lot easier feeding both babies at once.
My consultant, Nancy, said that I was in the top 5% for multiple moms. She was impressed that I was exclusively breastfeeding the twins.
It makes me feel good to get some expert advice and reassurance that the boys are getting everything they need.