Re: Nipple Shields
Shields are really easy to use, and as the PP said, the major challenge with a shield is to remember to take it with you wherever you go. And not to drop it on the floor when you're out in public- yuck!
Given the problems you've been having, I think it makes sense to try a a shield. The major issue with shields is that they can slow/reduce milk transfer, which can result in baby not getting enough to eat. Since you're able to nurse on the other breast without using a shield, this probably won't be a problem for you- but i think it makes sense to be sure to watch your LO's diaper output a bit more carefully while you're using the shield.
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