My daughter was born 4.5 wks early, 6 weeks ago. Because of a weak suck, I was given a nipple shield by the LC at the hospital.
FINALLY, late last week, my baby and I worked super hard and we are off the nipple shield! It took about 2 1/2 days, and by the weekend, she was nursing great.
But now, we have new problems. Beginning yesterday, she won't latch well (is just gettingt the tip -- OUCH), and is only eating for 5 -10 minutes. (she normally nurses for 20-30 minutes)
I kept thinking that she'll be hungry enough at the next feeding to do better, or that she'll eat again sooner, but she's still going 2 hours during the day and 4 at night.
Her diapers are still good and wet and dirty... but I'm still worried.
What could be going on?