Feeding in the SCN. Look how tiny their heads were! Dylan on the left and Ailah on the right
It is rare that they are all awake and wanting a feed at once. Probably once a day, more if I'm unlucky. When they wake up, I change their bum then begin to feed. If one wakes and the other 2 are not stirring, I'll feed the first one alone. If one of the other babies is stirring, then I'll wake them, change their bum and twin feed. I use a 'Milkbar' twin feeding pillow, which is a lifesaver. That said, I can't wait til they are sitting up and I can sit them on my lap without the pillow. I don't take the pillow when we go out (unless it's to a friends place) as then I would be completely baring all to anyone in view. You can cover up when single feeding - but not with 2!
It generally takes a little over an hour to feed all 3 babies, most of that is spent burping and then repositioning I think! Isaac gulps so much in the first 30 seconds or so, you can actually hear the air in his stomach. So after about a minute I get him up for a burp. And what a burp it is!! He could give a grown man a run for his money! Ailah has such a teeny mouth and she doesn't latch as well as the boys, so she's on for longer. Dylan is like a baby bird. Opens wide and waits for the nipple! He is an excellent feeder and has 2 rounds. He likes a break between.
If they all wake together, one goes in the bouncer in front of me and I bounce them. They don't like this one bit, but what can I do?
When I was pregnant I had to really watch my nutrition. Now I try to eat as well (doesn't always work) but less. I've heard that breastfeeding burns 600 calories a day. Times that by three! But I'm not loosing weight....so I must be eating a little too much. Must fix that. I try to drink 4-6 liters of water a day. On a hot day that's pretty easy, on a not so hot day its hard.
I've just started taking some supplements. I take Brewers Yeast in tablet form, 2 tablets twice a day and I notice the difference! I also take Herbs of Gold Breastfeeding Support. Not because I could feel my supply dropping, but in case it did now that they are a little older. My original goal was to get to 12 weeks. That's Wednesday (oh my god!), so I'm pretty pleased with my boobs! I'd like to now get to 6 months. I'll be introducing food to them at 4 months so we'll see how that all goes.
I can't believe they are almost 3 months, it is very surreal! Just had to share these recent shots. They look so grown up!
L-R: Isaac, Ailah & Dylan