Re: Weaning off nipple shields and engorgement
I beleive you have succeeded.
24 hours w/o the shield is indeed done w/ the shield.
ok. so now that your dd is stimulating your supply by elongating your nipple you may experience a readjustment period.
let her nurse to comfort suck and try not to let too much time pass between feedings.
If you are uncomfortably full and achy and she doesn't want the second side, you can relieve the pressure by hand expressing just a wee bit.
You are right to try to refrain from expressing fully.
keep up the good work. I am so happy for you.
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
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