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Thanks everyone for the great tips and lists. I will be staying at Bulach so it is a public hospital. Maybe they will stock me up good and give me special twin treatment :-P.

About nipple sheilds..my LC told me to use these with my son and it never ended up working. I have to wonder if he never latched due to the reccomendation for me to give him a bottle at night in the hospital. I hope to be able to breastfeed this time..sure would save money. I am just sick of hearing the comments that I can't do it since I have twins!
Sure you can! My husband's sister breastfed with tripplets - obviously they took turns Breastmilk was very beneficial for them in the beginning since they were born at 33 weeks and were very small.
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I hope to be able to breastfeed this time..sure would save money. I am just sick of hearing the comments that I can't do it since I have twins!
Pay no heed. You are the mummy and you know what's best for you and the two little ones.

I guess regarding breastfeeding you know what to expect so you will be prepared (just with two!).

Have a quick look through this lot, there may be some useful snippets for you.

http://www.llli.org/FAQ/twins.html
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Sure you can! My husband's sister breastfed with tripplets - obviously they took turns Breastmilk was very beneficial for them in the beginning since they were born at 33 weeks and were very small.
Wow - well done to her for breasfeeding triplets - its always good to hear a success story

And just becuase you are having twins doesnt rule you out from BF _ I know a few people who are doing this at the moment, it just takes some organising

Good luck with it all
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Re: Hospital Bags: What to pack for the stay at the hospital after birth

Don't they have lactation consultants in the hospitals here?
Just wondering
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Don't they have lactation consultants in the hospitals here?
Just wondering
Not sure about the hospitals but the midwife that visited me a few times at home after the birth was also pretty good at the whole breastfeeding thing.

Also you can pop along to your local "Mutterberatung" - usually close by in your "gemeinde" and they usually have someone on hand to help, too.
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Don't they have lactation consultants in the hospitals here?
Just wondering
In the Zug Kanton hospital they did. They came around daily and gave you advice on latching on (and off ), feeding positions, and how you should sit to feel comfortable and bring the baby to you. It was very helpful. They offered light therapy too - worked great and I didn't feel nipple pain again.
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Re: Hospital Bags: What to pack for the stay at the hospital after birth

I saw a lactation consultant in hospital who was great and spent ages with me although we still couldn't get baby to latch on. After a few days another lactation consultant suggested trying the nipple shield and although it still took two weeks before baby would feed properly (I was expressing up till then). I would rather feed him with the shield then give up and put him full time onto formula as there was no way I could continue to express so many times a day when my husband returned to work.

In terms of what to take I would suggest a laptop with some programmes on it or DVDs although with twins you won't have much time. Also some magazines are good for a five minute break. My hospital provided all nappies, maternity pads, breast pads, unlimited water etc. I would suggest taking snacks as it can be a long time betweens meals (particularly from dinner to breakfast!)
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Re: Hospital Bags: What to pack for the stay at the hospital after birth

Sounds like we were just lacking the support in Vaud

Great news that help is available elsewhere
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Re: Hospital Bags: What to pack for the stay at the hospital after birth

Hey, my good friend nursed her triplet boys till they were almost 2 and they ate like monsters. She said she rotated them, she had enough for 2,5 of children per feed so you really can work your supply as high as comfortably nursing twins..

She was also on call for me when I delivered, we both had c-section and it was so nice to have her texting advise, how to move, bend, rub my scar, shower, helping me manipulate the pump, etc... So if you can have somebody texting you with replies to what you instantly need or finds info online while you are in the maternity ward, it saved me and my nerves, since the maternity ward was seriously understaffed here and stressed out.

I was on call for my 2 friends just past few weeks here and helped with nursing and other questions. After my experience here with delivery and what my friends experienced, I would NEVER only rely on the hospital staff, what they are supposed to provide, teach you, take care of in terms of doc checks of the baby, etc...Having ton of info prior the delivery and a good experienced mom on call, saved my and my child's a*ses.

I agree with the nipple shield thing. I know children take to them differently, some kids are way more susseptible to nipple confusion, some are not at all, that's why I wrote to be careful. I had horribly cracked nipples and I used the shields 2 feedings a day, to stay cautious, for about 4-5 days I would never use them all the time, since nipples need to breath and the risk of the newborn "forgetting" to latch to the real deal is high for some. It did helped me a lot, the bloody cracks healed and I was able to continue nursing.

What also helped me was to be topless as much as I could, I was only covered by the bathrobe, when roomate'g guests showed up, I had my child on top of me constantly, just her face sticking out. It helped nursing incredibly and bonding, and helped me forget the c-section pains. I totally second the standing position.

The biggest nursing help was this old nurse at the maternity ward, she was no nurse actually, only a staff helper, everybody else was too busy, they had no lact consultant on board. She spoke no English, she only came, grabbed my child's head, opened her mouth wide with her fingers, while opening my baby's lips wide and stuck her on me, showing me, you just get to be matter of business way and not be afraid to manipulate your sweet baby's newborn head. I think showing all those things to me using my baby instead of all the talking did the trick. I, as a first time mom, would just wait for the delicate newborn to find her way around the nipple, scared to hurt her and I realized later, it is a fault of first time moms. Just grab your child's head, open the mouth wide and stick her on you, make sure her lips are open facing outward and sealing around your nipple.

The trick is not to wait too long till they are livid with hunger. Normally, they tolerate a lot of physical manipulation, since they already smell your milk and it is so attractive and soothing, so I was surprised how little my child minded all the rough manipulation of her mouth and head, etc..

With the colic, I know for sure me eating beans, leaks, garlic, cabbage, onions, spicy food and even lot of dairy did make my child gassy as hell. I had to stay away from cofee and even tea, she did not sleep if I drank those. I did test, didn't just avoid them from the start, since I think it is good if kids get familiar with dif foods, even if only via breast milk. So, I had to put myself on pretty eliminated diet for the first 2mos, but it worked. Our ped gave us Flatulex, a terrible medicine actually made originally for adults, with a horrendously high dose of aluminum, we chucked it. Gripe water worked magic! We only used it a bit, to make our kid's guts work also on their own, but it really saved us during the worst colic pains.

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Sounds like we were just lacking the support in Vaud

Great news that help is available elsewhere
Yeah, here it pretty much sucked!...Haha. I think if I am to deliver again in Switzerland I am going to ask my hubby to drive me to Zurich, even if I am screaming all the drive there
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Yeah, here it pretty much sucked!...Haha. I think if I am to deliver again in Switzerland I am going to ask my hubby to drive me to Zurich, even if I am screaming all the drive there

Downside to quick labours....i would deliver in the car and dear god would that freak the hubby out - his words on seeing baby crown - dear god theres a head! no sh#t sherlock!
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Our ped gave us Flatulex, a terrible medicine actually made originally for adults, with a horrendously high dose of alumimun, we chucked it. Gripe water worked magic! We only used it a bit, to make our kid's guts work also on their own, but it really saved us during the worst colic pains.
I had no idea it was so bad - we used it for about 2months!!
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Downside to quick labours....i would deliver in the car and dear god would that freak the hubby out - his words on seeing baby crown - dear god theres a head! no sh#t sherlock!
How quick was your first (and second)?

My first was a little over 2 hours. 2 - 10 cms in under 30 minutes. I am freaked out by it happening too fast the second time around. All the books say it *will* be faster.
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How quick was your first (and second)?

My first was a little over 2 hours. 2 - 10 cms in under 30 minutes. I am freaked out by it happening too fast the second time around. All the books say it *will* be faster.
My 1st I went from 2-10cm in 1 hour, my 2nd 2 to 10cm was more like 30 minutes.......

most people i know who have had quick 1st go on to have quicker 2nd.....

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My 1st I went from 2-10cm in 1 hour, my 2nd 2 to 10cm was more like 30 minutes.......

most people i know who have had quick 1st go on to have quicker 2nd.....

sorry!

Wow! I am seriously envious..Is there any way I could have the same??? I will skip on Zurich even, Geneva will do, haha. My labour was never ending, then ended up in a crappy c-section.
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Wow! I am seriously envious..Is there any way I could have the same??? I will skip on Zurich even, Geneva will do, haha. My labour was never ending, then ended up in a crappy c-section.
It was scary for me. Things happened really fast, next minute they gave me my baby - I wasn't ready I would like to know how to slow things down since my baby got stressed.
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Wow! I am seriously envious..Is there any way I could have the same??? I will skip on Zurich even, Geneva will do, haha. My labour was never ending, then ended up in a crappy c-section.
mine wasquick - but I tell you what is was so damn painful...contractions every minute lasteing for 1 minute - it appears my body is pretty bad at the pg part - but good for delivering.

It took me a little while to push out - about 20 mins,but I was up and wlaking around pretty soon afterwards - no tears or stiches needed (and no i dont have a wizard sleeve lol)
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It was scary for me. Things happened really fast, next minute they gave me my baby - I wasn't ready I would like to know how to slow things down since my baby got stressed.
so you delivered very quickly as well - it is scary when you dont know what is happening - did you have pain relief? Somethimes that can make you feel quite out of it.

Maybe it was quick because your baby was stressed?
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mine wasquick - but I tell you what is was so damn painful...contractions every minute lasteing for 1 minute - it appears my body is pretty bad at the pg part - but good for delivering.

It took me a little while to push out - about 20 mins,but I was up and wlaking around pretty soon afterwards - no tears or stiches needed (and no i dont have a wizard sleeve lol)
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Re: Hospital Bags: What to pack for the stay at the hospital after birth

What relaxation techniques would people recommend?

I found watching the clock and counting down every contraction (45 seconds long, every minute) helped them pass.
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