Fallon - posted on 07/24/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
My baby girl just turned 1 month old and our journey with breastfeeding got off to a rocky start. She has troubles latching on. I have spoken with a few lactation nurses and their suggestion was for me to use a nipple shield. This thing has been a god send for us and she does great with it. I've been doing a lot of reading and asking around and I get some conflicting opinions. Some say that these should only be used as "training wheels" and the child should be weened from it asap. Others say that it is no biggy and if it is working to use it as long as needed. I'm really leaning towards the second opinion but I just want to make sure there isn't something I'm not aware of about this nipple shield. It just seems too good to be true really! I mean why haven't I heard of more mothers using it????