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Hello,

Warm hug to all Wonderful moms out there.;



I am dhara here. I have twin babies who are 3 years old now. I have overcome my phase of breastfeeding so here i would like to share the same;with you all.;



Breastfeeding is a beautiful journey which has its own ups and downs, i am sure the mother's who are in their breastfeeding phase will relate to this sentence. 😊😊



So, it all started when my babies came to this world. They were born premature so they were under NICU for a month after they were born. They were kept in different hospital for NICU care . So my husband used to go to hospital for first five days to provide them the pumped out feed. Nurses used to feed them the feeds. After 5 days i used to visit them daily but was told to bring the pumped out feed only as my babies were not ready yet to suck the milk. After 15 days, i was allowed to breastfeed my son for the very first time and i cant express that feeling. I cried while feeding him. It was a different feeling. (I have always chanted gayatri mantra and mahamrityunjai mantra while i used to feed my babies.) This was because i was told by my elders that it give peace to the baby and no wrong thoughts are passed. Till a month my daughter was in hospital only. So i used to feed one baby at home and for other baby i used to pump out my feed and give.;



After a month when my daughter was discharged many questions striked my mind.;



1) will i be able to feed both baies



2) what if i wont be able to feed my babies



3) will i be a bad mother if i don't breastfeed my babies



4) wont my babies get proper nutrients without my breastfeeds.



;Which ultimately resulted into depression and which further related to decreasing of breastmilk. It took my a month to settle down but i was having strong support by my side with much positivity i didnt gave up.. While I started to feed both the babies , in the beginning they used to wake up on different time.. it was like the moment i finish feeding one baby, other used to wake up and within half hour the again the first one.; So this went on till i setup their sleeping schedule by feeding both at the same time.;



;I was fed with each and everything possible to increase my breastfeed and yay it increased...



I used to feed my babies every one and half hours, yes without less than 2-3 hours sleep a day.. was like a zombie for a year.. holding both the babies each on one breast and fewd. Those days passed and i successfully fed my babies for 2 years.;



Difficulties i faced and overcomed



1) When my feeds decreased - i used to have shatavari kalpa with shatavari churna in hot milk thrice a day. After it increased i reduced it to twice a day. I also used to have soaked methi seeds in morning. I used to have mukhwas which was made during breastfeeding phase.



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2) I got milk blisters once, while i was feeding them. To overcome it i placed hot napkin dipped in hot water and blisters were cured.;



So, on this breastfeeding week i would suggest you all that dont panic. Just be strong and positive. Be affectionate as this phase wont ever come back



Dhara 😊



Very informative post dear

Informative post

Khushboo Chouhan

Informative post Dhara!


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