Re: weaned from nipple shield - less time on the breast??
Sounds normal. Shields are known to slow milk flow, which is why they can be troublesome for babies who are having trouble getting enough to eat and helpful for babies whose moms are blessed (or cursed, if you prefer!) with overabundant, fast-flowing milk. Once the shield is out of the picture, faster feedings are to be expected. Fussiness is normal, too, because baby has to get used to a very different flow speed and also the absence of the shield.
Congrats on ditching the shield! It's going to make life a lot easier in the long run!
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