Yesterday, I got to nurse two of the babies at the same time. Wow! Actually, it wasn't as overwhelming as I thought. Yes, it was difficult but Suzan and Bethany did great. I was told to latch on the baby needing more help first then latch the other, the one needing less help, last. So that's what I did, get Suzan to latch on first and then Bethany. Bethany gets a little frustrated that my milk doesn't start flowing right away like a bottle does, so she comes off from nursing a few times. But once she does get some milk, she stays put and keeps eating. She is not about to lose out on eating ;) Suzan, on the other hand, was more interested in watching her sister. Suzan was quite the looky-loo. HA! :) So, several times she would come off from nursing, look around, look at me, look at Bethany and just contemplate the meaning of life ;) Then, I'd try to get her to latch back on, which she would but then eat a bit and then come off again to only look around again. It was so funny to watch her :) The Lactation Consultant said "there are some multiples you'll find that just want to watch the others' eat. with the looky-loo you might need to pair her up with the same sister at each feeding, so that she "sees" the same thing/person each time." Ahhhh, okay.
So, it was fun feeding the two of them. I am so happy that now Bethany, Anna and Suzan know and have experienced nursing with me...and that they all know how to latch on and eat. Yay!