But again, breastfeeding twins has its own set of challenges because when one is being fed, other one also wants to be fed. In my case, my mother-in-law and my husband used to hold both the babies in position to help me co-feed them. After sometime, I started expressing milk with the help of the device and started giving them top-feed on a regular basis.
Fighting depression at that time was difficult as you couldn’t venture out and I also didn’t have the help of digital devices for quite some time. So I had no option but to get hooked on to my mobile for getting updates. If Babychakra would have been there at that time, it would have been a bliss for sure, as I think this platform really helps women in fighting depression because young mothers can instantly network here for support and advice. In our case, our mothers never knew anything about the new age feeding practices, and we had no option but to listen to them. It took me almost a year or more to get out of the depression and the ideal solution for me was to start working again from home so that my mind was occupied in things that I enjoyed doing.
We also gave pacifiers to our babies because it was extremely difficult to keep my daughter away from suckling. She used to constantly suckle on me during her first year. My son got cold so he couldn't suckle as his nose was blocked, so he also got into the habit of taking pacifier. It's important to mention here that lots of people would come and give you their two bits of advice , when you are going through such problems, but you should do what is best for you and your baby, instead of following unsolicited advice blindly. Thankfully, kids were off pacifiers sooner than I expected. I am also happy that they don't have the habit of thumb sucking, which is extremely difficult to get rid of.
For me, this was definitely a huge learning experience but in case you are birthing twins, do seek support of a lactation consultant in advance.
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