Re: Controlling nipple shield grabbing hands
congratulations on your little one and welcome to the forum!
i used to use a nipple shield when my dd was a week old due to sore nipples. i used it for about 3 weeks (dd is now 4.5 months old). i used the side-lying position and the cradle position...and was fortunate enough to not have my dd grab unto the nipple shield. maybe you can try and swaddle your baby while you breastfeed to keep his hands from grabbing unto the nipple shield?! the following link shows different positions...and maybe you can "troubleshoot" your cradle position to allow your hand/arm that is not supporting your baby's head to be free to hold down your baby's hand.
if you are still running into problems, contact your local LLL or your hospital's lactation specialist.
HTH! good luck!
Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches