Mummy2twosoon.. May i know what is the reason you use nipple shield? I was using for 2-3 weeks due to flat nipples... Using avent n bought pigeon but not using anymore now.
I was just sharing this link in another thread:
I was recommended to use nipple shield by lac consultant due to flat nipples but later my friend told me it should be last resort n showed me some websites... This website I share above says so too.. So I tried without... Although it was super frustrating at first n super sore n painful, slowly baby overcome it n eventually with her nonstop latching, even suckled my nipples out so no more flat now.
I'm so glad now because it was quite a hassle w nipple shield. She kept "tearing" it off with her jerky head motion as she always fuss a lot when trying to latch, so i need my hand to keep holding it n no extra hands... And have to keep sterilizing, n I worry if I need to go out for a day, need to bring n keep sterilizing? Once I went to hospital to visit her when she had jaundice n I forgotten to bring! Couldn't latch her n coincidentally she was just fed so no chance anyway... Now I dont need nipple shield anymore after struggling for sometime without nipple shield n she finally can latch