after starting to express milk for my twins and giving it to them when I am out (OH and I went for dinner for the first time in 8 weeks and grandma watched the babies), one of my twins refuses to take my breast during the day! when he is asleep it is fine, he takes it and drinks - although for a shorter period of time than before!
What shall I do? I can't express all day for him as having twins is a 24/7 job and I am lucky when I get a minute to shower or make myself some lunch!!
Can u let the twin who nurses first latch on the first side, stimulate letdown & then tandem nurse the second on the opposite side? This way he will have milk already flowing. It sounds like he might be getting impatient waiting for letdown since with a bottle flow is immediate. Just some breast compression might do the trick too. After a few feedinge this way he should go back to normal. I know I went through that every time I worked a couple days. Do U use slow flow bottles? And make sure ur care giver has your LO sitting upright (obviously so he isn't sucking in air) but so he doesn't have gravity pushing milk faster at him! Hth!
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