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    Default We are done with the nipple shield

    OK, so Madeline wouldn't nurse without the nipple shield forever. A couple of weeks ago, she latched on without it!!! Since then, we have been nipple shield free and she will be 19 months old on 5/11!!!!

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    thats wonderfull!

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    Default Re: We are done with the nipple shield

    My little guy did the exact same thing a few weeks ago. I was thrilled and it really is easier especially out in public. Were loving it!!!
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    Congrats that's wonderful!
    -Jenn
    Stepmom to D (12 years)
    Proud Mom to:
    B #1 (6 years) -nursed for 18 months
    B #2 (3 1/2 years) -nursed for 2 1/2 years
    B #3 (born July 06) -still nursing!

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    Great news!

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    Ok this may sound like the stupidest question...........but what is a nipple shield????
    My name is Rosie and I'm a mother to 3 girls and 2 boys

    My girls:Janessa 10.30.93, Reanna 03.25.99 and Mylee 09.20.06
    My sons, Isaiah 07.16.97 and Shawn 09.12.08


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    Default Re: We are done with the nipple shield

    Quote Originally Posted by myleesma View Post
    Ok this may sound like the stupidest question...........but what is a nipple shield????
    It a aid to help baby latch on correctly. Madeline was born premature and I have flat nipples, she wouldn't latch on without it....here's a pic of 2 diffrent types:


    She also refused to wean from it until a couple of weeks ago. Normal time in needing to use one is a lot shorter than my DD made it out to be

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    I see there's holes in it, her suction can get your milk to come out? Is the material like a soft plastic? Has to be huh?
    My name is Rosie and I'm a mother to 3 girls and 2 boys

    My girls:Janessa 10.30.93, Reanna 03.25.99 and Mylee 09.20.06
    My sons, Isaiah 07.16.97 and Shawn 09.12.08


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    Quote Originally Posted by myleesma View Post
    I see there's holes in it, her suction can get your milk to come out? Is the material like a soft plastic? Has to be huh?
    It's made of silicone, so it's very soft and I could feel when she latched on and was nursing. There are 3 holes at the end, it's just like a nipple extender

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    Default Re: We are done with the nipple shield

    Congrats!! I know what a relief it is to finally get past that shield!!

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