When I was pregnant with Ali and Sammy I knew I wanted to at least give breastfeeding a go. I had a good run of it with Ben. It wasn’t always easy, but on the whole, I couldn’t complain. We made it 14 months before Ben was just over it, and quite honestly I was ready to be done too. I knew having two babies would bring unique challenges, so I did what a lot of moms do. I read. I read everything I could find on breastfeeding. Pat and I took a multiples class, and I was able to ask a lot of my questions on nursing. I knew it would be hard, but I was ready.
Except, like all things in parenting, it wasn’t as easy as I thought. The first two weeks were okay. I was nursing the girls one at a time, which made holding them easier. Pat was home for those first two weeks as well. This meant I had someone who could help me put the girls on the pillow when I was ready to nurse and help me put them back down. He could fetch something I forgot to grab. Most importantly, he could help Ben out if he needed anything. After those first few weeks, I was on my own. This meant I had to figure out how I could just logistically handle breastfeeding two babies on my own with a toddler around. It is possible. Here’s how.
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