I've been breastfeeding my son for eleven weeks now , and using the nipple shield (after working with 2 LCs) because he had a hard time latching on and with inverted nipples. He's been doing great in terms of weight gain and growth, and, for the last few weeks, I've been trying to transition him off of the shield. Sometimes he can latch on OK w/out the shield, but other times he just seems to get frustrated and can't latch. Also, he often nurses for 1 - 5minutes without the shield and then comes off for various reasons, and then can't seem to latch on again without the shield. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions to keep him going without the shield? I am happy to keep nursing with it if it's the only way it will work, but it would be easier with no shield to rinse or worry about bringing with me everywhere.