Sorry this is late, mamas! We were out of town for the weekend and I’ve been sick since we got back so I am trying to catch up but it’s not happening as fast as I want it to.
This week, Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I are going to discuss the topic of tandem nursing. Tandem nursing is when a mama nurses siblings. Those siblings can be twins or not. What are your thoughts on tandem nursing? If you have a blog, please link up, if not, leave us a comment! We’d love to hear from you either way, please just remember to respect everyone’s opinion!
Tandem nursing. Can you imagine nursing more than one babe at a time? HAve you ever thought about how you would nurse if you had twins? Or triplets? I would just hope I had enough supply to do it! If I had twins I would absolutely try to nurse both babies. I admire women who can and do successfully nurse multiples. I am sure it’s rather difficult to get used to. I know the adjustment to nursing one baby was huge. If the babies don’t nurse at the same time I am sure in the beginning you feel like that’s all you ever do. Tandem nursing twins/multiples, I totally agree with it and would
do attempt it myself if ever given multiples. :)
Tandem nursing siblings of different ages is another story. My goal with LA was a year and I wanted to go further if I could. I got pregnant with baby Addy when LA was about 10 months old. From there, my supply took a nose dive and LA self weaned at a year old. I was happy to make it to my goal, but I was sad I didn’t make it further. Fast forward a bit…LA was 19 months old when Addy was born. I would have loved to have been nursing him for that long, but it didn’t work out. I would definitely attempt tandem nursing if ever given the chance. I know it would be difficult because of the infant’s demanding nursing schedule, but I could see myself trying it. I think 18-24 months would be my maximum for any baby, but not being in the situation I can’t say for sure. If you or anyone you know does successfully tandem nurse, I’d love to hear from you and I invite you to do a guest post as well if you are interested as I am sure my readers would love to know more about how it really works!
What about you? Do you agree with tandem nursing? Have you done it? Would you do it? Link up below and let us know how you feel!
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