I thought I would take a second to introduce myself (while I have the time!). My name is Krista and I gave birth to my twins on Sept 6 after a pretty hairy delivery. My son is Bradley David born @ 8:51pm weighing 5lb 12 oz and our daughter Kaylee Marie was born @ 9:52 (although they told us 10pm originally) weighing 5lb 1 oz. Both babies spent 5 days in the NICU but are doing amazing now after discharge. We had our first doctors appt. on Wed and they both have gained weight and have grown in length.
Now, I need some advice. At the hospital I was having a hard time getting them to breast feed. So, just wanted our children out of the NICU and them feeding well being one of the requirements, we decided to just pump and bottle feed. When I got home, I start BFing again and both babies have taken to it BUT now they are using it as a pacifier. They both want to fall asleep with my nipple in their mouth and the minute I try to put them in their bed, they wake up wanting my breast again. I literally had a baby on my breast every hr last night. What can I do? And the only way I get them to sleep for 3-4 hrs is when I am holding them. If I put them to bed they only sleep for 2 hrs. HELP what do I do? I want to breastfeed but right now I don't have time to sleep or eat becasue they are on me. I have tried tandum feeding but I'm not good enough at it yet to use it regularly.
Any advice would be greatly appreciate....I need some sleep!