My lo was a c-section baby and I was not able to bf right away because of his low temp and my constant shaking from the meds. From the beginning we have had bfing problems. My lo had a poor latch and wouldn't open his mouth. I also have flat nipples and didn't have much for him to latch on to. Finally had to use the nipple shield. Now, I can't get him to nurse without it. I have been in to see a lc and found out his gag reflux has moved forward, he has a poor latch, and he chews instead of sucks. the lc gave us some tips but nothing seems to be working. It has gotten to be a frustrating and depressing evetn for me. I just want to feed him normally. He is three months old now and I don't know if this is ever going to change. My biggest wish is to be able to have him latch on and feed from me without the nipple shield. Guess we'll just keep working on it and hope it's not too late for him to learn.