My baby has been using a nipple shield since he was born. I think we would have been fine without it but I didn't know better when the nurse gave it to me. She said I had inverted nipples but I don't anymore. My baby is now 6 weeks old and I can't get him to nurse without it! I went to a lc and she gave me some tips and said he is gaining weight and is getting enough milk but I still want him to nurse without it. Its frustrating because he always knocks it off my breast and makes it impossible to nurse in public. It also takes longer for him to nurse than if he didn't use the shield. I try taking the shield off at least once every feeding but he wont even latch on. I also take baths with him and do a lot of skin to skin but nothing is working! I don't want to be nursing him at 6 months still with the shield!!
is anyone else going through this? Any advice?