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Old 11-05-2007, 07:34 AM   #21
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Re: How do I get rid of the nipple sheild

I know I already pm'd original poster, but just wanted to update that our all day nipple shield strike worked!


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Old 11-05-2007, 09:32 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ri814146 View Post
ok ladies, I have been offering her no shield a first as well as trying to remove the shield after we have been nursing and it just pisses her off. (BTW my dd is a redhead!) She can latch, I feel her start to suck and the latch feels right, I have been doing the breast sandwich every time as that is the only way she will take it, but after a few sucks she just screams. So here I am with my nipple in her mouth and she is screaming anyway. I don't know if I can handle the screaming all day if I attempted not to offer her the shield all day. The sad thing is I feel like if we don't fix this soon I might stop breastfeeding. I just don't enjoy the struggle, it makes going out hard, and I am finding that even though I am also pumping my milk supply is starting to go down. I no longer get really full and I dont feel the let down when she crys like she used to. I am so frustrated
i used a shield for three months after some similar complications -
the same screaming and refusal and it made nip horrible - i'm sure you kwim -
anyhow not feeling the let down doesnt necessarily mean anything about anything or not feeling full - that sounds just like your body adjusting -

i wish i could really be of more help but my ds ended up in the icu - COMPLETELY NOT RELATED - and i pumped milk for him for almost 3 weeks - then after the ngo tube came out he went back to the breast like the first time -
i didnt have let down sensation for almost 5 months after that - and had had it strong before that - also i was only pumping what he needed which was only 24 oz in the hospital - so i was demanding less of my body that he typically did - however now at 8 months old he is still happily nursing - and i am thankful to be without a shield -
as for the fullness i'm less full *um so to speak* than when i graduated from high school but .... my deflated boobs do just fine as far as the baby's tummy seems to be concerned -

if you search shield on this forum i'm sure you'll probably find my post asking the same question and maybe some of those mommas had some other advice

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