Hello everyone, this is my first time posting on this forum so I'm hoping I can really stick here. My baby was born premature. He is 1 month and a half, 3 days adjusted. I recently switched from giving him bm in bottle to breastfeeding him using a nipple shield and I'm only pumping twice a day when I feel engorged which is in the morning and in the night. On December 11 I was feeding him using a nipple shield and I decided to remove it and offer him my bare nipple just to see if he would take it. To my surprise he actually latched on! He stayed on for a cool while. I thought this was it maybe from now on he doesn't need the nipple shield anymore. I was wrong :/ the next feeding he didn't want to latch on to my nipple without the nipple shield. Then later on in the day I offered my nipple again w/ out the shield and he took it again. This went on one more time after that. Is this a good sign? What should I do now? He does struggle getting a hold of my nipple when he did it 3 times but once he got a hold of it he stayed sucking. Although, the first time he latched without the nipple shield after a while he let go and I tried to get him back he became so fussy and started crying like crazy so I quickly put the shield back in and he stayed calm after that. I don't know if i should be happy or sad about this. Will he eventually take my breast w/ out the shield? What can I do to help him make that transition once in for all? Should I offer him my nipple every feeding?