Hi there. I am new to the forums, but have found reading others posts to be so incredibly helpful.
I am a new mom to an 18 day old daughter, A. We were prescribed a nipple shield in the hospital due to pain while nursing/flat nipples. I would like to wean A off the shield and we've been trying to for quite a few days now. Sometimes she can latch on perfectly without the shield other times she just roots around and doesn't try to latch at all. I've been using the C hold and making a sandwich with my nipple as I've read that is helpful for mom's with flat nipples. It seems that she does best if we keep the shield on for the first few minutes and then remove it and get her to latch.
What is the best way to continue to wean her off the shield? I would like to make the transition as smooth as possible for her, but be done using it as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance for any advice.