mum of 9,Vic
JZ mum to Bradley 17/08/03 and Heidi 25/02/06
mum of 9,Vic
Maybe you could try prop feeding the older baby! Start now, so she gets used to it. Lay her on the floor/blanket, with a pillow beside her. Lay the bottle on the pillow and sit beside her so she can see you are still there. If she moves and loses the bottle, you are still close enough to put it back in. She will get used to not moving around and losing the bottle. It may take her a little time to get the hang of it, but she will get there. I just hope you have enough time before your new bub makes his/her arrival. Good luck, hope this helps.
Mother of 3, Qld
I have an autistic son and a niece with downs syndrome. whilst I haven't had to deal with your question, I was wondering if you've asked your early intervention about this. Maybe they would have some advice. What about the downsyndrome association or your health nurse?
Sorry I'm not much help but I feel for your situation.
mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14
while i am not in your situation i have fed 2 babies every day for 12 mths now & also have no family around to help, i have to say that for the first 8-9 mths i could not have survived without the 2 rockers. i would sit on the floor in front of the rocker holding the bottle for 1 baby while breastfeeding the other or alternatively i would sit in between the 2 rockers holding a bottle for each of them & when neseccary i would prop the bottle on a pillow.
as a much more experienced mother than most i'm sure it won't take long at all before you set yourself a routine for this that you feel comfortable with.
i hope everything works out well for you & congratulations because you must be almost due now.
Tanya, had 3 boys under 26 months