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Rakhi Puri (beautyofmommying)
@rashmi Harsha avoid nipple shield as baby will refuse your nipple later....you will have cracks and soreness but that can be cured with ardo gold cream....
hi..I was also using nipple shield till one month but doctor recommended to start giving BM directly as using nipple shield in long term will reduce milk flow and later on baby will refuse to take BM directly.
Dear Rashmi, For 10 days or so after delivery, even I had used nipped shield, coz my baby was not able to latch on.. Initially I was happy that I was able to feed my baby. But one day all of a sudden, my milk flow got reduced. Luckily I had a lady from medical background, who asked me to stop using it, and also helped my baby to latch on. The first time we tried latching him, he cried incessantly, it was painful for me to see him cry, but then it was well needed. He cried for hours, everytime I tried feeding directly. But aunty was so persistent that I feed him directly. After 10 - 12 times of trying I succeeded. After that there was no turning back. My milk supply was good and I still feed my 1.5 yr one..
It would be really great if you can stop using the shield. It is a great feeling to feed your little one directly. Think positive and be happy. Enjoy motherhood.
I know it's a long post, but I know what I had gone through to remove the nipped shield habit for my baby
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