A few weeks ago I talked about breastfeeding while pregnant and how difficult but doable it is.
WELL let me tell you about tandem feeding. Prior to this time in my life, I had only heard of tandem feeding when talking about twins.
What even is tandem feeding?
Tandem feeding is when you nurse two children at the same time. Now, this can include several situations- feeding twins at the same time, feeding a toddler and an infant, and feeding a toddler and an older child. This also includes nursing one first and then the other or nursing both at the exact same time.
Every mother’s experience is different while nursing. I am just going to share my experience.
Hey y’all! It’s Jess again and I’m here to talk about something near and dear to my heart: breastfeeding.
Let’s clear up one thing
Breastfeeding has come a long way. It isn’t just baby to breast anymore. I’m talking about anyone who feeds their baby human milk whether it be via donor milk, pumping, or nursing.
As soon as my daughter turned 1, everyone had an opinion about getting her off the breast. My favorites were “she doesn’t get anything from your milk anymore,” “she doesn’t need it,” “she’s too old for it now.”
My daughter still breastfeeds on demand. Wakes up about 3-8 times (it varies greatly night to night) to nurse and I am comfortable with that. We have no plans of stopping anytime soon. Why do people always seem to have an opinion on feeding children?