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  1. #61
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    Hey @lainy, great to hear from you and that’s amazing! Fantastic work, it must be a huge commitment pumping for twins and you are very rightly proud of it Hope you’re all doing well. How are the girls?
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  2. #62
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    Hi! I'm BFing my almost 4 month old and I BF my 3 year old until just before her second birthday. Hoping to go as long with O, but we'll see what she wants. C pretty much decided herself when she wanted to wean.

    We struggled a little at first but my lactation consultant has been amazing. I have to use a nipple shield because my nipples are quite flat, which is more of an inconvenience than anything else, but we've managed a few times without it so I hope that over the next few months we can wean her from the shield. I had the same issue with my oldest, I had to use the shield with her for just over 2 months.
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  3. #63
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    Omg girl! I was just thinking of you and wondering how everything is going with your little girls?! So nice to see you posting!
    Now posting as @thelittlefairywren!
    ...felt the need for a fresh user...



  4. #64
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    Hi! The girls are doing so good! They'll be 6 months on Tuesday and I just can't believe it, time really does fly by. I miss all of you and wish I could check in more often but it's so rare that I have downtime. (Which I'm totally OK with!)

    I hope you're doing well!!! <3
    My double rainbows,
    Indie Lola & Rowan Violet

    I carry your heart with me. I carry it in my heart.



  5. #65
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    Woo man I was not in a good place the last time i posted here. Well, H is 22 months now and we are going stronger than ever with breastfeeding. Our journey really started to turn around when he was diagnosed in June 2018 with a bunch of allergies. He had been getting many allergens through me that just seem to have held him back. He stayed on that stubborn 13th lb for 6 months and had was down to something like .004 percentile on WHO charts for weight. It was crazy... since then he has fully rebounded and is right where he should have been all along (is now 28 lbs and 32 inches). So given how bad our very beginning was, plus all the weight gain struggles once we actually got him to the breast full time, our nursing relationship really turned up around 11 months or so and has been amazing ever since. Honestly I am so so so thankful I stuck through so much crap to get to this part. H only actually nurses about 2-4 times a day now, but often nurses for comfort (not to letdown) more frequently when he has any spills or stressful experiences. It makes him so happy. He has had one cold in his life so far, and I credit getting through two winters to the facts that he is so far an only child and to my continued breastfeeding. He is robust and healthy, happy, and so stinking smart. My original goal was to make it to 2 and I'm very confident we will.

    I also still pump very very tiny amounts, but to donate to my state's hospital milk bank and to save for if we adopt an infant. That became very important to me after our first potential adoptive scenario last fall when we learned of a micro preemie whose parents were weighing adoption placement at the time. That child obviously did not come home with us, but it inspired me to donate as I think of all the little ones out there we don't know of personally but who come about needing breastmilk every day.

    @katinka, congrats on AH. Her name is absolutely gorgeous. Sorry to have missed the deliberations, but so glad she us here and you chose so well. How is breastfeeding going third time round?
    Now posting as hyacinthbucket

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  6. #66
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    I never believed the moms in my life when they said that breastfeeding is hard at first. I’m 7 weeks in and we’re still finding our groove.
    We tried our first public feed and it went okay. It was in a nursing room, so it was less hectic around us...
    We will get there. My health team is incredible and they have given me such good guidance and assure me it just takes time.
    Wish us luck.

  7. #67
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    @medfordkung/hyacinthbucket (love it! ) Thank you. She is 6 months now and it’s all going well. Sounds like you’ve done amazingly! Well done on going for nearly 2 years, incredible!

    @maren2019 Good luck! The first few weeks are crazy, but you’re doing great and it will get easier and easier!
    ♀ J. M. (2015)
    ♂ K. V. (2017)
    ♀ A. H. (2019)

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