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  1. #1
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    Jun 2007

    Default Nipple Sheild - 3 WK old

    I'm having a real hard time getting my 3 WK old off this nipple sheild. I've tried feeding for a few minutes with it on and then taking it off but he wont stay latched. I've also tried just cold turkey and that obviously doesnt work either... Any suggestions?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006

    Default Re: Nipple Sheild - 3 WK old

    Give it time. I tried several times starting around 2 weeks and never got anywhere. Tried again at 6 weeks and we were able to ditch it forever by the end of the day. I don't have time to go into it now, but if you do a search for nipple shields, you should get a ton of threads with helpful hints.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Default Re: Nipple Sheild - 3 WK old

    Search for nipple shields on Kellymom.com and you should get lots of tips. My DD is still using a shield at 7 months, although I have not tried extremely hard to get her off it. It works for us. She is getting bm and we are both happy.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default Re: Nipple Sheild - 3 WK old

    We used one for a couple of months also. I found the best time to try to get him off of it was in the middle of the night. I would let him use it for a while to get a a good shape for him to latch on to and then remove it and put him back on fairly quickly. It worked well because at night he wasn't so frustrated. Keep trying. It will happen for you. Perhaps not as soon as you had hoped, but it will happen. I think we finally stopped all together at about 3 or 4 months.
    Good luck, keep on trucking!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Default Re: Nipple Sheild - 3 WK old

    We used one til 6 months. DS finally decided to take it off and latched on w/o it. Since then we have not used it. Like PP said there are lots of previous threads on this topic.
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