I am new to this forum. I am looking for some advice and direction. My baby girl is now 6 weeks old. She has been breastfeeding with a breast shield that was recommended by the nurses at the hospital during my stay. My baby was born tongue tied. She latched on good at first but when the doctors snipped her she had difficulty latching on and staying on to feed. She has been successfully breastfeeding with the shield and gaining weight. I have an abundant milk flow and pump two times a day in addition to my feedings. I have asked the doctor about the breast shield and she says that I should start weining(?) her off. My feeling is that it seems to work well for the baby and me so I guess I am wondering what the problem is. I am wondering what people's experience has been with the breast shield and/or what people know. I am planning on breastfeeding at least a year or more and would like not to have to rely on the shield because it can get messy.
Advice and direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.