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Over the past few weeks, I've been seeing so many artsy #treeoflife breastfeeding images on my social media feeds. I think they are beautiful so I made my own!

Friday Faves: Mama's Favorites

This week I'm sharing some of my current favorite things! Right now, the babies are just about 9 months old, on the move, and teething. These are my must haves that help me through the day at the moment (I've mentioned one or two of these before, that's how much I love them!): 

Breastfeeding Must-Haves for Twin Mamas

Like I've said many times, I cannot believe the babies are already 6 months old! We have introduced solid foods but we are still going strong with breastfeeding.

As I reflected on the past 6 months of breastfeeding, I put together a list of some of the things that were amazingly helpful in the beginning and through the first few months of nursing.

Nurse, Bottle, Pump, Repeat: Breastfeeding Newborn Twins

I knew before I was pregnant that I wanted to try to breastfeed my babies. I also knew some people find it really difficult, some people find it really rewarding, and some people are just not interested. I'm in the "fed is best" camp and think you should do what works for you and your babies, whatever that may be in terms of feeding. I have not heard or read two breastfeeding stories that were exactly the same. Every baby is different, even when they're twins! This is the beginning of our story and what worked for us.

Our Story: Hospital Stay

This is part 4 of our Story. 
Read Part 1: Our Story: You know there's two
Read Part 2: Our Story: Twin Pregnancy
Read Part 3: Our Story: Labor and Vaginal Delivery of Twins

Our twins were born on Saturday night and we had been at the hospital since Thursday. After my delivery in the OR, we spent a short time back in Labor and Delivery and were soon moved to Maternity. I was feeling better than I expected but was still coming off my epidural and couldn't walk well. I was, however, starving because I hadn't had a real meal since lunch the day before. We ordered food from a restaurant down the street and I had the best eggplant parm sandwich of my life!

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