So my niece got to come home yesterday after 10 days in the NICU
My sis is trying to BF her which she didn't do with my nephew but I don't really know how to help her. I tried to help her get her to latch yesterday but it was really hard.
Here's are the problems:
my sis has very small, almost flat nipples
the baby is used to being bottle fed in the NICU
the baby won't really open her mouth
she will only latch with a shield, but I think the standard one is too big for sis
the baby was born 4 weeks premie
I don't know a lot about these issues. I think the shield is too big because her nipple doesn't really fill it but maybe I'm wrong? Help ladies I really want to help her BF this time and she's not one to fight through the problems for too long. Especially since she has a 17 month old too.