Re: No Shield = Diminished Supply?
Weaning off the shield should not cause a decrease in your supply, unless your latch without the shield does not extract very much milk. Why were you on the shield for so long? That an LC would advise that is surprising to me. How is your latch? That would be the firstthing Id check with an IBCLC or with a LLL leader.
How often are you nursing? is she on solids, too?
Finally, what is telling you your supply is low? Less wet diapers and poos? Is she just fussy? Can you tell she isnt swallowing much or nursing long? Is she losing weight?
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!