After 7 months with a nipple shield...
We have been shield free for over 48 hours!! Knock on wood Came home from work Friday and told DH I was determined to have her off the shield by the time I go back to work Thursday. It has gone way better than expected and better than any previous attempts. I truly think the timing was just right! Dd is doing so well and I am beyond happy!
I know there are some other mamas on her who are in same boat as me with trying to get shield out so I just wanted to say stick with it! I would try for a bit and when dd/myself got frustrated I would stop and come back to trying another time. Learned fast that getting frustrated helped nothing.
I have everything crossed that we keep going forward and do not need to use the shield ever again!