Wednesday, January 19, 2011

An Item No Twin Mom Should Live Without

In the hospital, the lactation consultant helped me figure out how to nurse both babies at once. She had this pillow that really helped, especially because my hands are still falling asleep so I just plop them on the pillow and they eat.

I had a lot of anxiety about feeding them once I was discharged Wednesday evening. Their first feed at home was a disaster. I tried positioning pillows in the same U shape as the nursing pillow from the hospital but since the Bambinos are so small, they kept slipping down between the pillows. I think I ended up with six pillows and three blankets positioned so they wouldn't slip. The next day, Boyfriend looked up places where we could pick up the pillow but nowhere actually carried it in the store: Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Wal-Mart, Babies R Us, literally nowhere carries the pillow in store. 

Boyfriend saved the day by finding the pillow on Craigslist! The woman who owned it said she only used it once but I don't care how often she used it, we could always make a different cover for it. B drove all the way up to Bothell for the pillow and it was the same one we used in the hospital! (That lovely print in the pic above.) Since then, feeding the Bambinos has been so much easier and I can even position them myself when B's at work. If you or someone you know has twins, I would highly suggest getting this pillow, it makes feeding both of them at once so much easier!

2 comments:

  1. Craigslist is the best!

    I'm soooo excited for you and your TWINS!!!

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  2. I'm so glad you were able to get the pillow!!!

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