My 9-week old full term (2days late) wouldn't latch on in the hospital and there was no LC the weekend I delivered. The nursery and maternity nurses were helpful, but there was lots of pressure to get him to eat. One nurse suggested the nipple shield and thankfully my LO latched on with it and has been ever since. Using it doesn't seem to be affecting my milk production because he's growing well and making lots of wet and dirty diapers. Still, the NS is a bit of a pain and I'd like to be done with it. I occasionally try him without it and a handful of times be has latched in and fed - usually I try when he's not super hungry because he just gets frustrated. Lately I've tried without the NS less often - just seems easier to keep him happy. I guess I'd like a miracle - suddenly he decides he doesn't need the NS without having to go through months of weaning attempts. Oh, and I've met with a couple of LCs (of course he always latches well without the NS when an expert is around!) and was told that he has a recessed chin and that was keeping him from latching onto breast. One LC said it will get stronger and he'll be able to not need the NS eventually. His chin has grown out a bit since birth so maybe she's right and it's just a matter of time? Any experiences or advice? Thanks so much!!