Cecilia's List For the Twins (And birth story)

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Someone @Alaskan knows in Maine has a "lactation specialist" goat. Goat cries, sounds just like an infant, neighbor lady comes over and asks if it can stop, it makes her milk let down :lol: Of course that was a couple of years ago so I suppose the neighbor lady doesn't have that problem any more.


Congrats on the new babies Cecilia and Gianna!
 

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Someone @Alaskan knows in Maine has a "lactation specialist" goat. Goat cries, sounds just like an infant, neighbor lady comes over and asks if it can stop, it makes her milk let down :lol: Of course that was a couple of years ago so I suppose the neighbor lady doesn't have that problem any more.


Congrats on the new babies Cecilia and Gianna!
That’s hilarious! And thank you!
 

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My lactation lady is in the boat of “more is not always better” hyperlactation makes it difficult for baby to latch, though I haven’t gotten to try that yet :(. My breast hurt. I’ve pumped 5 times today. In a 12 hour window. I just need to find a routine for it and not make pumping my life, but also not give myself mastitis. 🤦‍♀️
No idea how you can be labeled as having hyperlactation at one day post partum. :idunno

As to it making it harder for baby to latch... depends on if the let down is super forceful or not.

With a premature baby... yes, there are more struggles... but once they are strong enough to nurse, you could always pump one minute to release pressure, then hopefully the milk comes more slowly, and you can put on the baby to nurse.

As to him crying... does he need to stay in the special NICU? Is that why you can't hold him?

I have heard that some NICUs will now put twins into the same bed/unit. Because yes, it is hard for them to go from being inside you/with you and then being isolated in a bed.
 

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No idea how you can be labeled as having hyperlactation at one day post partum. :idunno
Thank you! That’s how I feel! 12 ounces is not that much with twins.
As to him crying... does he need to stay in the special NICU? Is that why you can't hold him?
Yes unfortunately
I have heard that some NICUs will now put twins into the same bed/unit. Because yes, it is hard for them to go from being inside you/with you and then being isolated in a bed.
They are being kept in different temperature incubators. So they were separated and are losing their minds. Poor dears.
 

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If Val continues to have trouble maintaining temp... ask them to try putting them together.

She might be able to hold up her temperature if she is with her brother.

A short trial shouldn't hurt them.
We put them together yesterday! Two peas in a pod.
 

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I’m home today. It feels strange and heartbreaking. But I need rest. Every time I want to pump I go to YouTube and listen to babies crying LOL! taking the best bath of my life right now…. ahhhh. Merry Christmas guys. My present came just a little early. ❤️
 
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