Breastfeeding Times Two: WHAT I WISH I KNEW!
I tandem fed my twins until they were 7 months old when I got a bad sinus infection from an ingrown wisdom tooth. I had to go on antibiotics and pain relievers and I couldn’t feed my babies all those medicines through my milk. It was the hardest decision I ever made and I really regret it. It sparks tears just thinking about it and I beat myself up all the time. In retrospect, I wish I had breastfed them exclusively until they turned 2.
Even though I knew A LOT… here’s what I wish I knew before they were born…
I wish I knew better tandem feeding positions
I wish I bought the twin breastfeeding pillow
I wish I never even started pumping
I wish I whipped my titty out in public in order to feed my babies
I wish I knew better than to let people shame me
I wish i knew to walk with water 24/7
I wish I knew more coping mechanisms for the pain