I'm a first time mom who is having some difficulty in getting started. In the hospital I was told that I have flat nipples and they gave me a nipple shield to use. I was trying to use it for a few minutes, remove it and then place DD directly to the breast, that wasn't working. She couldn't get latched on and we both ended up frusterated.
I've taken to using the nipple shield the whole feeding. It's the only way that I can get her to eat for more than a minute at a time. She is only 3 days old and I'm wondering if once my milk comes in will she have an easier time latching on without the nipple shield or am I going to have to use it forever?