I was given a nipple shield in the hospital because my nipples were relatively flat, partly from IV fluids. My baby is now 5 weeks old and I am still using it! Everyone keeps saying I will be able to get rid of it. I can get her to latch with out it, but it is usually a shallow latch and she gets frustrated more easily. Additionally, my right breast is really sore, and I get deep pain in the whole breast when she feeds of it. The latch looks exactly the same to me as it does on the other side, but the nipple is flatter on the right and the right breast seems much more full than the other. I don't even try and latch her without the shield on the right, but I actually have the feeling the shield may be part of the problem. Any suggestions? Do I just need to wait for her mouth to get bigger?