New here, boy/girl twins (feeding issues)
Hi, wanted to introduce myself. I just gave birth to boy/girl twins last Monday (9/24), I can't believe they're a week old now. :)
My daughter was born at 5 lbs. 3 oz. & lost some birth weight. We've been trying hard to get her drink more but it's been difficult. Trying some tricks we read online for NICU/Preemie babies, seems to help a bit but not always. She goes back on Saturday for another weight check, hoping she's gaining weight.
Has anyone ever had one twin smaller than other? I did see online that Similac has a "NeoSure" formula.
Do you think maybe we need special bottles/nipples for her?
Right now we are doing some breastfeeding but more formula feeding. Feeds seem to take forever...
Please someone tell me it gets easier...
The main thing I am worried about is soon I have to start taking kids to school, no more help at home. Its 1/2 hour round trip via stroller/walking. Just worried about if they wake up hungry or if I started a feed & time's run out.
Do I just let them cry till I'm back?
P.S. Grateful my MIL is here but she leaves in 2 weeks. My Mom is not speaking to me. She dislikes newborns, picked a fight soon as I got home from the hospital. She did this when I had my son too (long story). So I rather not call her for her help.