Nipple Shield Question

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by welshwarriors, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. welshwarriors

    welshwarriors Joseph & Charlotte's Mum

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    Not sure if this is the right place for it...but I defo want to breastfeed baby no2. My son wouldn't latch on at all and after no support from the midwife I gave up after 2 days. :cry:
    I've got invented nipples so after some research online I came to the conclusion that I need to give them a go with no2.

    Now my question....how do you know which size is right for you and the baby?! :shrug:

    Thanks in advance x
     
  2. Nicoleoleole

    Nicoleoleole 2 kids + 1!

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    I used nipple shields for the first 7 weeks and the LC fitted them for me. :)
     
  3. welshwarriors

    welshwarriors Joseph & Charlotte's Mum

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    I just checked online and there doesn't seem to be any LC local to us
     
  4. staceyg

    staceyg Well-Known Member

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    i had to use nipple shields the bf adviser said for me to use small ones but couldnt find these any where so i used medium ones my lo latched on fine at the time he was only small and weighed 6lbs 13
    i had an inverted nipple and found the shields pulled it out so when my lo didnt want to use the shields any more he could latch on fine on that nipple :)
    good luck :)
     
  5. welshwarriors

    welshwarriors Joseph & Charlotte's Mum

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    Thanks...that helps a lot....on my nxt trip to town I'm gonna get some cause this time I really really want to breastfeed. lol
     
  6. ke29

    ke29 Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend the Medela ones. I would try without first though, I also have inverted nipples and LO managed to latch, im now having to use them as he has nipple confusion but thats another story! lol
     
  7. jeanettekaren

    jeanettekaren Mummy to Finn

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    I just bought the generic ones from Boots. Did the job fine until we went cold turkey and got off them.
     
  8. vaileasmama

    vaileasmama Well-Known Member

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    my hospital gave me mine... i wasnt aware there was diff sizes tbh.
    they were a lifesaver - i wouldnt still be bf without them!
    we gave them up cold turkey when lo was a few weeks old - had convinced myself they would decrease my supply (they hadnt, but i was convinced they woudl!)
     
  9. welshwarriors

    welshwarriors Joseph & Charlotte's Mum

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    I looked at the medela ones and the reviews are really good...so gonna get them.

    Thanks for all the advice xx
     

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