My 7 weeks old has been using nipple shields since day 3 and yesterday she got off them by herself. I am still in disbelief ... it is wonderful, my only concern is that she has been fussy since then. On top of that her feeding times have drastically decreased. With the shield she would be on the breast (I am doing block nursing - 3h blocks- to contain an issue of oversupply and fast letdown) even for 60/90 minutes since yesterday it went down to 10/20 max (even 5) then she either falls asleep or becomes fussy hence I have to take her off.
Is this normal?
I don't know what to think.
I should add that with the nipple shields she still gained a good amount of weight and that she would not sleep during the day like she is doing now without the shields.
Thanks for any input, I m very puzzled