3.5month old twin. ebm fed, i want to start breastfeeding

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3.5month old twin. ebm fed, i want to start breastfeeding

Post by twinmumma83 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:58 pm

How can i introduce bf to my 3.5month old ebm fed twins. I have enough expressed milk for 1 baby and formula when i run out. They drink around 400ml-500ml/day each. I am expressing 400ml per day.

The boys have bf on and off, not everyday. I couldnt cope at first. Now things are going great i want to try get breast feeding again.

Any tips?

I have booked lc appointment tomorrow for a pharmacy.

Im on medication to increase supply already.

Hubby and i are together over easter for 5days so with help with the twins i was hoping to start putting boys to the breast.

*edited pharmacy name - mod*

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Post by DellaWellaWoman » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:37 pm

Congratulations on expressing for 3.5 months!

In addition to seeing the lactation consultant, you might also like to give the Breastfeeding Helpline a call - the number's it's 1800 686 268, and you can go over things in detail :)

There are a few articles on the ABA website that may be of interest to you, including:

Information on using a breastfeeding supplementer - https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/sns.html

Tips on increasing your supply - https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-inf ... mum/supply

and although you haven't adopted, and you're already lactating, some of the information in the relactation & adoptive article may help too - https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo ... astfeeding

Good luck!
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Post by Monicat » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:35 pm

Best of luck with it my twins are 2 and I still remember those exhausting early days of the first few months :)

There is some good info here

http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/

http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/basics/ ... e-formula/

This looks like an interesting method too http://www.lowmilksupply.org/finishatthebreast.shtml
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Post by Monicat » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:37 pm

You already have a good supply and if the babies are still having feeds from the breast that is a great start :)
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Post by mooki » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:26 am

Hi twinmumma, the girls have posted some great info and links.

I just wanted to add that there is an applecross ABA group with some really lovely counsellors. you might be interested in going along and having a chat with a counsellor face to face. Their next meeting is on Tuesday May the 6th. if you want more details, send me a private message and I can pass on contact details for you.

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Re: 3.5month old twin. ebm fed, i want to start breastfeedin

Post by JMc » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:38 am

Good luck!
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