Kelli - posted on 11/05/2008 ( 15 moms have responded )
My baby is almost 3 weeks old but was born 5 weeks early so she's still very small. She doesn't latch on very well to my bare nipples but I've been using a nipple shield and she nurses great on that. My question is... does anybody have any advice on whether or not I need to keep pumping even though I'm exclusively breastfeeding? The lactation consultant at the hospital says yes, that the baby on the shield doesn't produce enough stimulation to keep my milk supply up.. I've talked to another lactation consultant that says no, don't bother. The thing is, I have LOADS of milk, and when I was pumping as well as feeding I had waaaay too much and was always sore and engorged. Now that I've stopped pumping I feel much better but am a bit worried if it's ok.