Hi- I am a first time mom to a 3 week old. We had some latch problems and the lactation consultant at the hospital recommended I try a nipple shield. My son is eating well and thriving but I haven't had much luck weening him from the nipple shield. I have small nipples, and he doesn't seem to know what to do when I offer them. He will latch on, but very shallowly, and then get frustrated when he can't get the same volume he is used to getting. When he does suck, it makes my nipples sore. I offer him just my nipple at every daytime feeding, usually after he's had a few minutes of nursing. Any suggestions for weening him from the nipple shields? The lactation consultant warned me that they could decrease my milk supply, so I am anxious to stop using them as soon as possible.