‘I’m doing it!’ Mum shares her excitement as she tandem breastfeeds

Being a mum of two under two comes with its fair share of chaos but one mum found a moment to stop and savour the bond she shares with both her little ones.

Abby D regularly keeps her more than 3000 followers up-to-date with posts of her family and fitness on Instagram.

Recently she shared a beautiful photo taken by her husband as she tandem fed her one-month-old daughter and her almost two-year-old son.

“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 mum or that I won’t be able to do…but here I am. Doing these things and it’s awesome,” Abby explains.

The black and white photo, pictured below, shows Abby with an excited expression as she breastfeeds both her children, with her son looking up at her.

 

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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“My son is getting closer and closer to being two years old and my daughter is almost a month old. They are growing up far too fast already,” writes Abby.

“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.”

But it hasn’t been easy. Abby says her son has wanted to nurse more since his little sister arrived.

“But he’s been pretty good at learning that sister needs milkies first and that’s all she eats,” she writes.

“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.”

Many responded to Abby’s post praising the mum for sharing such an amazing moment.

“This picture! You are beautiful and cool. And those eyes! I’ll always remember how my kids looked at me when we breastfed.. Soooo adorable (SIC),” wrote one follower.

“You are awesome! My middle daughter was two-years and 11 months when my youngest was born, and she had stopped nursing by herself, so I never got the chance to nurse them both at the same time. But I think it’s awesome,” wrote another commenter.

In a follow up post this week, the mum shared how moved she was to see her post impact so many.

“It’s crazy to think that something you post or say could really hit someone and really make them think or make them feel some sort of emotion.”

The mum of two is thankful she has been able to encourage women to love their postpartum bodies and their nursing journeys through her regular posts on fitness and parenting.

“Motherhood isn’t always easy and it isn’t always glamorous to those on the outside… but to us, we embrace motherhood and power through the tough stuff. We are strong and we are beautiful,” she writes.

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