Re: baby cannot get milk out of nipple shield
Was baby checked carefully for tongue tie or suck-swallow coordination issues? How does she do with the bottle- does she manage to empty it in a decent amount of time, or does she feed for a really long time? How does the bottle nipple look when it emerges from her mouth- is it ever pinched?
I think the fact that she will take the breast with a shield is terrific. That's a huge first step with a baby who has been non-latching- which, incidentally, is probably one of the hardest challenges a breastfeeding mom can face! Are you pumping in addition to nursing? And if so, how's that going?
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