My First Tandem Nursing Experience
I unexpectedly had my first tandem nursing experience this past week.
My sister and her 15 month old son, Rhonin, were visiting. My sister had to run an errand, and I had Rhonin and Kieran back at the hotel. Rhonin was incredibly upset and battling a head and chest cold.
And? He kept signing for “mama’s milk.” I remembered those frantic signs from when Kieran was pre-verbal, and it went straight to my mama heart. Who was I to refuse?!1 But as soon as I started nursing Rhonin, Kieran wanted to be nursed too.
So I did. First we had Kieran and Rhonin both lying sideways, but that wasn’t working. Then I positioned both of them in a football hold. That’s what worked until Shawna returned minutes later.
It was an interesting, and frantic, experience. But I was pretty proud that I was able to nurse two screaming kids into sniffly silence.2
Who knew my first tandem nursing experience would be with a toddler and a preschooler?!
Tell me about your first tandem nursing experience – surely I can’t be the only one who started out with my own child plus somebody else’s!
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