Yay! Man, props to you for sticking it out.
My DSs are almost 11 weeks old and they're just now starting to nurse without shields. We still frequently need one for one of the twins,and it's immensely frustrating. Your experience is definitely encouraging!
Married 03.06 to the cutest man I know: Soldier by day, CrossFit instructor by night.
Loving our rainbow twins, Sullivan and Benjamin (5.12)
Parenting consistently and in love is all the matters. Your label or philosophy won't raise good children, your example will.