Re: Giving it another go after failing last time around.
I agree to let go of the shield. It gets to be more cumbersome than anything else. I also failed because of introduction to formula too soon. I couldn't wean him off of it.
1.) even if your baby loses "too much weight" in the hospital do not let them introduce formula. This was my biggest mistake. I don't know if I will be successful in saying no this time because it is really hard to have a newbie on your boob 24/7.
2.) I never used a shield but I can tell you that I hurt a lot in the beginning! My sons latch was perfect but my boobs werent used to being sucked on 24/7! Lanolin helped tremendously and after about two weeks it didn't hurt at all.
Loving wife to my gaming, sports loving hubbie. Sahm to J 2/12 and L 10/13