A Twin Breastfeeding Journey – EBF
This is a portrait of a wounded mama, getting through it.
We’re going through a bump right now. Literally, it is a bump. I think it’s from one of them not latching on well enough and their little razor sharp teeth cutting the edge of my nip. It has been feeling like fire when they’re not latched on and excruciating when they are.
I don’t know if I’ve ever shared this yet, but for a while BOTH of them were refusing a bottle, especially Asher. She just plays. So this means all the more time nursing for me.
In the past when a raw spot would appear, or a cut, I would just nurse on the other side and give my one side a break and only express as necessary to avoid engorgement, trying to allow my wound to heal. This is impossible with twins.
This too shall pass. This too shall pass.
I can’t complain about this to non-breastfeeders because they don’t get it. A couple of my family members automatic reaction was, “Well I guess it’s time to wean them!” Wait, what?! Just because I get a little hurt spot for a few days, to stop breastfeeding is your solution?! That is so unfair to my babies! They didn’t do that on purpose! They would be devastated!
In the meantime, you’ll find me over here suffering through breastfeeding on my left side until this wound heals. Worth it.
Nursing dress/nightgown from Motherhood maternity.