Re: Weaning off nipple shield question
The best way to determine if your baby is getting enough milk is not by watching the clock, but by watching the baby and her diapers. If she seems content, and is having adequate wet and poopy diaper output, she is getting enough to eat even if her feedings are short. And shorter feedings are probably normal now that you have ditched the shield. Shields are notorious for causing slower milk transfer and longer feeding times. And as babies get older and stronger and become better nursers, their feeding times typically get shorter regardless of whether or not there's a shield involved.
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