Re: any pumpers that can help?
I would steer clear of the nipple shield. It took a long time for me to wean my Preemie, and I wish I never started using it. You just have cracked nipples (and I know how painful they are), but your baby is not refusing to latch at all. The baby gets used to the feel and shape of the nipple shield and some have never been successful in getting rid of it. Personally, I would suffer through the pain of the cracks, work on healing them and getting a better latch and only give a bottle once in awhile if need be.
Originally Posted by jess6507
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