Re: Is it time to give up? :(
It can be so rough in the beginning. I had overactive letdown and terrible engorgement. I used a nipple shield with both of my DSs (the first I had to because he was preemie). It isn't the best (extra cleaning, not direct nipple stimulation, etc) but it really helped DS2 and I was able to wean him back to the breast after he was old enough to handle the letdown.
Mr. Man (8/09)
, Little guy (6/11)
and my little girl (1/14)
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