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Old 02-09-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Ok ds will be 5 weeks on friday an I want to start trying to wean him off the nipple shield. We both and dd just got over being sick. His big problem when he was born was not opening his mouth wide. Now when he latches the shield I can see what loooks like a perfect latch on the shield. However, twice today I've offered him boob an he is clueless. Id love any tips or advice. Fwiw I was never able to get my dd to latch without an we nursed until she weaned at 9 months

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Just take it one nursing at a time. That's how I weaned mine off of the shield.

Start with it on, then slip it off partway through the session, or start without and put it on if he doesn't latch well. I think starting without it worked for us, but some have better luck with the other method. He will get the hang of it.

When I first started, it took me a few days to even get one feeding a day without it. Then after a few more days we were up to two feedings without. Daytime was easier to nurse without it than night.

It's definitely doable! It took my son 8 weeks to get rid of it completely.

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Old 02-09-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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I am going to apologize in advance as this may be TMI for you but I have inverted nipples and the hospital told me to try nipple shields. I did not have much luck with them but I used lansinoh's latch assist first to pull out my nipple. I am not sure if this could be your problem but if you are having to use a nipple shield this may work.
http://www.lansinoh.com/
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:59 AM   #5
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I have used the shield through both my boys feedings. I have flat nipples so the shield is essential in order for them to ever get a feeding in. DS2 was more willing to try to go without the shield but it never consistently worked.

So, I understand wanting to get rid of the shield, but I think it is okay to have to live with it if necessary. That was the ONLY way that I was going to be able to breastfeed my boys.

Good luck!
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:58 PM   #6
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I used the nipple shield too and I used melilo's approach. It did take us 5 months. As soon as he latched ok it took another few weeks of sore nipples...but now he latches great and still breast feeding strong at 8 months.
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