Re: Help! Baby only likes one breast.
My son wouldn't latch onto my right side without a nipple shield for a while, too. He always preferred the left side, and so did I, because the latch was better, even after we weaned off the nipple shield. As he got bigger and stronger the latch did get better and less uncomfortable (I don't want to say painful because it was more annoying than painful). The left might always be a favorite but it is too early to give up on the right altogether.
Nipple shields can make milk transfer harder for her, so maybe try starting her on the nipple shield, then slipping her off and putting your bare nipple back into her mouth. With the milk already flowing she might take it more easily. This is how you eventually wean off nipple shields anyway. And don't worry too much about not getting every latch right the first time. We went through a phase like that, too, where I would have to unlatch him half a dozen times before he did it right, and it was frustrating because I knew he knew what to do but we got through it. Keep at it!
I also wanted to add, once he was over a year and was only nursing a few times a day, that is when we started using the favorite breast exclusively.
Last edited by @llli*sassypants; March 13th, 2013 at 12:04 PM.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.