A couple of years later I got pregnant again and was excited to try breastfeeding second time round. But I was really realistic, didn’t have big expectations. Then when I found out it was twins I lowered them even more. I thought I would try in the hospital, and if I could manage a few days I’d be happy. But when they arrived, it was amazing. The nurse gave me my babies a few hours after my C-section and they just latched on right away. They were really gentle but so strong, and so hungry - it was really neat! And my supply came in right away - on the first night I pumped for 10 minutes and got 2oz. It was amazing.
Back at home, I would breastfeed Charlie and Drew through the day, and give them formula at night. They’re 8 weeks now and that’s what we still do. It’s important to me that they can take a bottle as I’ll be back at work in a month, and I don’t really want to be pumping when I go back. It’s so different from my experience with Ben. I’m really surprised, but totally happy.