Mom Honors Tandem Breastfeeding Journey in Instagram Post

This mama breastfeeds both of her children (sometimes at the same time!) and she believes that's worth celebrating. And you know what? We agree. 

Breastfeeding is hard. It's truly a struggle so many of us underestimate...at least until we become breastfeeding mothers ourselves. But as tough as it is to muster up the energy, resolve and perseverance to nurse one baby, it's even harder to breastfeed two children at the same time: That's why we want to applaud Abby D, a mother who recently shared a shot of herself breastfeeding both of her babies simultaneously.

Abby—who is something of a breastfeeding vet—tried her hand at tandem nursing recently, and she debated whether or not she should share the photo her husband snapped while she fed both of her children at the same time. Luckily, she choose to post it: The photo is downright inspirational for mothers who are struggling to get the hang of breastfeeding. 

Ever since my husband snapped this photo of me a few days ago, I've been going back and forth in my head, trying to decide if I wanted to post this photo or not. I'm not new to posting breastfeeding photos and I am not new to nursing in general but I found this to be quite an experience that I shared with both of my children. This was the first time I nursed them both at the same time. . . My son is getting closer and closer to being 2 years old and my daughter is almost a month old. They are growing up far too fast already! There's a tremendous amount of bonding that you get when you nurse your littles and man, it's crazy how it feels to be able to nurse both of them. My body is providing milk for not just one but for two of them. It's seriously amazing what our bodies can do. . . Brother seems to be nursing more now that little sister is here. But he's been pretty good at learning that sister needs milkies first and that's all she eats. It took a little bit but I think he's starting to understand a little more. Although, he does ask a lot more often to nurse when sister is already on there. So when I am able, I do my best to let him too. The look on my face is me saying, "I'm doing it!!" 😂 There are so many things I said I'd never do as a mom or that I won't be able to do...but here I am. Doing these things and it's awesome. . . . . #momdotme #motherhood #motherhoodrising #tandemnursing #tandem #normalizebreastfeeding #toddlernursing #letthembelittle #attachmentparenting #naturalbirth #momlife #mommyof2 #crunchymom #crunchymama #milkies #breastfeeding #newborn #kidsofinstagram #badassmom #candidchildhood #breastfeedwithoutfear #4thtrimester #4thtrimesterbodiesproject #takebackpostpartum #postpartum #postpartumbody #badassbreastfeeder

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"I'm not new to posting breastfeeding photos and I am not new to nursing in general but I found this to be quite an experience that I shared with both of my children. This was the first time I nursed them both at the same time," the mom wrote. "There's a tremendous amount of bonding that you get when you nurse your littles and man, it's crazy how it feels to be able to nurse both of them. My body is providing milk for not just one but for two of them. It's seriously amazing what our bodies can do."

Have you tried your hand at tandem nursing?

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