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Old 01-26-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Nipple Shield question.

How is a baby supposed to latch when you are wearing a nipple shield? I am working with a LC and after trying a lot of different things we settled on using a nipple shield temporarily. My issue is that its not really any better, my DD just latches onto my nipple with the shield and she actually made me bleed through the shield yesterday.

I am putting her on like I was shown by the LC and I told the LC when we were doing it that it seems like she's on my nipple and was told to just keep pushing her in. What I've been doing is touch upper lip, wait for open mouth and push baby on and hold her in tight. It just seems like with the shield she isn't able to latch onto my areola at all. Any tips? Or ideas? Or is that just how a shield works?
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