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    Sad Throwing in the towel

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    After almost a month of nursing I'm throwing in the towel. I was having trouble in the first two weeks with my milk coming in, but I blamed it on the c-section and having 2 Instead of one. They weren't gaining weight. So we started supplementing. That threw in a whole new round of issues (nipple confusion, poor latch ect) once they gained enough we stopped. Well back to the dr we went today and YDD only gained a few oz again so back to supplementing . Now here I am at 0430 having just spent an hour trying to nurse both of them and finally gave them both a bottle (which took 5 mins) to satisfy their hunger.

    I don't understand why my body won't keep up with their demand. I have been taking funugreek and pumping with a hospital grade pump. I'm so totally sad by this its just too time consuming. I have two other babies to think about, I can't just stay awake for hours each night with the lo's only to be to tired to function with them

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    You gave them an amazing month of Breastmilk and bonding time you should be extremely proud of yourself! I am sorry you feel defeated I think all nursing mommies have felt this way before! You have to do what works best for you and your family
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    You gave them an amazing month of Breastmilk and bonding time you should be extremely proud of yourself! I am sorry you feel defeated I think all nursing mommies have felt this way before! You have to do what works best for you and your family
    I only got dd to nurse for a couple of days before her body decided it didn't like lactose. Not to mention, it took forever for my milk to come in. I was so upset that I couldn't give her the nourishment she needed. I cried the first time I had to give her a bottle. I felt so defeated.

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    Lots of to you. You tried so hard and you definitely shouldn't beat yourself up about it. You're a great Mommy.
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    You are a wonderful mommy to your precious twins. Do what is best for you and them.

    I only got to breastfeed my baby girl for a few weeks before my C-section sabotaged us. It is emotionally exhausting to keep your supply or relactate. I should know, I went through such a roller coaster of emotions, I barely could take care of my child. Ultimatelly, I completely gave up breastfeeding (with sadness in my heart) and thought of my baby girl and what is best for her. She will forgive me one day, I have faith.
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    I'm so bummed out. It's just to disheartening to nurse and nurse and nurse only to have to give them a bottle in the end. They only seem to be satisfied half the time I don't know what's worse, seeing them hungry or stoping breastfeeding

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    Thank you everyone for your support

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    I'm so sorry you're having such trouble
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