Can anyone help at all? I had my baby 7 days ago and am really struggling to breastfeed. I have very flat nipples and she struggles to latch on and feed properly. I resorted to nipple shields on day 4 to enable me to feed her breastmilk without using a bottle to avoid teat confusion. Last night my nipples were so sore that I was unable to feed in this way at all and resorted bottle feeding feeding breastmilk. I have continued to express for the last 12 hours and she is feeding well through the bottle. Are there any disadvantages to expressing and feeding via bottle over the long term? Has anyone done this for a considerable amount of time?