weaning off a nipple shield
I have been to see two different LC regarding my daughter (one was a ped/LC that I was referred to for a possible tongue tie, the other is my regular LC)
We had a bit of a slow start to BFing (DD was early and had a poor suck) and so we started on a shield, and now we are starting the process of getting off the shield and back on the bare breast. My question is one of curiosity: one LC suggested that we try to get her sucking on the shield and then pull a "bait and switch," pulling her off quickly and removing the shield and then trying to put her back on. THe other LC suggested trying to start without the shield when she is hungry, and then switching to a shield if she refuses.
I know there probably isn't a right or wrong answer, but I am curious what other folks have to say--how did you get off a shield? Did either of these methods work better than another? Thanks in advance!
Proud Mommy to my little Amelia (5-18-2011)