Re: Told to supplement...baby too small!
Sometimes using a pacifier can cause a baby to not nurse as much as he should, so especially while dealing with weight gain issues, it would be best to limit as much as possible and keep your baby at the breast more. If your nipple shield was fitted by a LC, that shouldn't be the cause of any issues. Do you offer the other side after nursing on the first just to make sure your lo is done? Pumping the other side would be a great way to provide your lo with mother's milk if you need to supplement for a while. Usually there would be no need to pump the other side, though.
DS 1/2006 9 lb. 2 oz. 22 in.
DD 10/2008 8 lb, 2 oz. 20 in.