Ugh you think people who are stuck using shields really want to?!
OP I feel for you and I am in same boat. I can get my dd to latch/stay latched only if I keep my breast sandwiched for her, if I let go she slips off. She is 7 months old.
Thanks to LC in hospital throwing it at me when she was only a day old because she was preemie and I knew no better we haven't sucessfully weaned the shield out.
The only thing that keeps me going is that she is getting mama's milk regardless how.
But I do fear we are going to have problems when teeth come in...will be watching this thread.
I've had lots of suggestions to try laid back bf but haven't had luck with it myself.