8 Top Tips for Breaking Twins
Completion of breastfeeding sometimes becomes a serious problem for my mother. Still more difficult when two children. Therefore, we have prepared useful recommendations for you that will help you in this difficult process.
Why bother at all? This is useful, convenient and natural. That’s right, but still there are good reasons to complete breastfeeding earlier than the kids themselves will refuse from mother’s milk:
- age over 2 years – according to WHO experts, this is the limit, you need to complete the GW;
- food allergy in crumbs – in this case, it is easier and more effective for the mother to control the child’s diet than for years to follow a strict diet or doom a child to chronic dermatitis;
- pregnancy of mother – During this period, because of hormonal changes in the body, a woman may experience pain or discomfort when feeding an older baby, and the taste and composition of breast milk also changes;
- disease and malnutrition of the mother.
Excommunication of the baby from the breast is not an easy task. Some people get to go through this stage quickly and painlessly, and other mothers, faced with the first difficulties, decide to breast-feed until the victorious end. The rest are awaited by sleepless nights filled with children’s tears, cries and indignations. If you have twins, get ready for the fact that there will be twice as many problems. Everything is complicated because of the chain reaction: as soon as one child begins to ask for a breast and cry, the second instantly repeats it. Here’s another difficulty: when one kid wakes up, with his cry he wakes up the second one, but it’s impossible to put both together.
Listen to our advice to complete the breastfeeding of twins quickly and without nerves.
Clearly observe the rule: if you feed, then immediately both children, if not feed – then no one. Let one of the little ones initially less attached to the chest, still do not excommunicate it first and do not feed it in front of the second. Otherwise you will achieve only jealousy, resentment and a sense of inequality between crumbs.
To feed one child silently, leaving in other room or waiting, while the second will fall asleep, too it is not necessary. The lucky person will start to feel that you love him more, and this will ruin the relationship between twins.
Remember: if firmly deciding that it’s time to complete breastfeeding, be unshakable, nothing should embarrass you. Even if one of the children is offended, unwell, hit, can not fall asleep; do not do him any favors, but try to find another way to calm him down. Otherwise, you just postpone the moment of excommunication and make the process painful for both kids.
But to leave the kids at night with relatives to wean them from feeding at night; inhumane. This will only result in double stress: next to there is no mom and her breasts, yet unfamiliar surroundings. To leave to have a rest, having left karapuzov on the daddy or the grandmother,; dishonest: refusal to breastfeed is the same thing for mom and children, so it's better to survive this stage together.
While the children are still asking for breasts, do not undress with them, do not wear clothes with a deep neckline and always wear underwear. So you will not provoke a desire to kiss your chest.
7. Act consistently, decisively and patiently
Weaning should be done gently, gradually and systematically. Do not rush to extremes, then run away from the house crying babies, then again starting to feed them, unable to stand shouting and swallowing tears. If you behave this way, the children will understand that your mother can take out a breast - you just need to pause and ask for more. As a result, they will roll even more loud and long tantrums, stop sleeping at night and manipulate you.
The only correct decision is to act gently, but resolutely. Children need to understand: since mom decided that now they are sleeping without breastfeeding, so be it. If the kids were told that no milk before breakfast, then they do not drink it before breakfast anymore, and under no circumstances.
The method of weaning is working reliably; go away for a week to visit, and leave the kids with whom; one of his relatives. This time is enough to make them unaccustomed to breastfeeding. The main thing is for the relatives to agree to be with the children. So did my sister, and when she arrived home, the children did not ask for breasts, and did not even act up.
They are such cuties in the photo, I wanted to twins at once ..