I have always had problems b/f from day 1. Early on DD had such a poor latch I was bleeding and had to start exclusively pumping.
Someone recommended I try a nipple shield and it helped me tolerate the pain enough to give nursing another go. I've been told however that since I have a low milk supply, I should try to eliminate it for stimulation purposes. But now my baby won't take the breast w/o it!! She's 3 mos and I've been using the shield about 4 weeks on and off.
I've tried every trick in the book including nursing while she's sleepy or waiting to remove it after she's been on a bit. She won't be fooled. And if I push the issue she cries a fit. She acts like I'm insulting her when I brush my nipple by her mouth w/o the shield.
Is there anyone who successfully weaned off one and can give me advice? This is not going to be easy but I really need to get my supply up.