I stopped breastfeeding the twins today - feeling quite sad :(

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  1. chetnaz

    chetnaz Have 3 boys + girl on way

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    So my beautiful boys are exactly 11 months old today. About a month ago I noticed that they're not as interested in BFing anymore - crawling, playing, the tv, toys are all much more interesting! They may suckle for about 5 mins (or 5 secs!) and then they're squirming to get down off my lap. I've held on thinking its a phase and they'll want booby again for a month now, but its not happening, so today I officially stopped BF

    I gave them their last feed, together, then seperately, took some pics and I have officially closed down the "Milk Bar" (my hubby's phrasing, not mine). Feel relieved and sad all at the same time. I was never sure I'd be able to BF the twins, but I promised myself I'd try and I think I have done brillliantly, considering how hellish the first month was and I should be happy I've done it this long and I can finally have my boobs back, but it kind of feels like it's admitting they are now longer babies anymore but on their way to toddlerhood - I waaaant my babies baaaaaaaaaccckkk!!!
     
  2. knitbit

    knitbit Well-Known Member

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    Weaning is so bittersweet. Great job nursing for 11 months mama!
     
  3. RainbowGift

    RainbowGift mother of infant twins

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    Awwwww. This brought a tear to my eye. I keep thinking that the day can't come fast enough, but when it arrives, I know I will feel the same way. xoxo
     
  4. BeckyD

    BeckyD Me, DH, 2 twin baby girls

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    Well done. I am now 5 weeks in and I have to admit i look at my friends 4 month old and think she looks to big to breastfeed.
     
  5. ni2ki

    ni2ki 3yr old and twin girls

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    Aww well done you :) i was the same with my amie, i had to stop breast feeding her because i couldn't physically get her to breast when she had her full body plaster cast, i missed it beyond words, seeing her little eyes look up into mine, its something only mother and child can share, you made a grear milestone with your gorgeous boys :) xx
     
  6. vineyard

    vineyard Mom of twin girls!

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    Congrats on 11 months! We are getting ready to shut down the mama milk factory too. Makes me sad.
     
  7. Mea

    Mea Mum to 3 miracles.

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    Well done for lasting 11 months I only lasted 11 days with the twins but breast fed Josh for 6 months so I know how you feel. But it will be nice getting your body back!! :)))
     
  8. lizziedripping

    lizziedripping Well-Known Member

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    Awww Naz, feel for you hun. You are a real inspiration to other twin Mums struggling with BF. Well done for perservering and getting this far - your boys are lucky to have you ;) xxx
     
  9. chetnaz

    chetnaz Have 3 boys + girl on way

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    It's been really easy to stop pain wise. Because they had cut down n BFing so much I haven't had any leaking, no engorged boobs, no pain, so I guess I gotta be thankful for that!
     
  10. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    awww well done sweetie - what an acheivment!!
     

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