Kaden was born a natural at breastfeeding, but when he was a few days old he got gas real bad and wouldn't latch on because he tummy hurt. I had to feed him with a bottle a few times that day and he then forgot how to do it so well. I was suggested to use a nipple shileld until he got better and gained the weight back. He is now five weeks old and finally back to birth weight. I have been trying to wein him off the shield for several weeks and it is getting better, but not real well yet.
Has anyone had a problem similar to mine or needed to use the shield at any time that could suggest what worked for them to get him off from using it.
I have tried different possisions, skin to skin, hanging over him, taking it off half way through to kind of trick him, and even cutting it down slowly (we got about half way and he wouldn't take that one anymore). He is latching on sometimes now, but won't stay there. It is like he doesn't know what to do with what is in his mouth.