Re: How can I help my friend wean from the nipple shield?
How does she feel about using the shield? Do you get the impression that it will make her stop bfing sooner b/c she doesn't like it? If not and things are working as they are, you might just give them both a bit more time to get the hang of bfing. A good resource that talks about the possibility/benefits of partial benefits of bfing is Breastfeeding Made Simple. If she's really against pumping this might be an option for her. Plus, it's a great resource about bfing and just might change her mind. The book also has a good visual for how after 6 or 8 weeks bfing starts to become less work than ffing. That might give her some encouragement to keep going "just a little longer".
DS 1/2006 9 lb. 2 oz. 22 in.
DD 10/2008 8 lb, 2 oz. 20 in.