I am trying to wean my 5 wk old off of a shield - we use it due to my nipples being slightly flat. We are successful at her feeding without it on one side for about 5-7 minutes, then all of a sudden she starts bobbing, pulling off, and crying. When I put the shield on, she is fine again. Any ideas what is happening?
Also, when I try to nurse without it, I am finding that I have to "sandwich" my breast for LO to latch and stay on, when I let go, she also detaches and gets upset. I hear of women not using their hands at all to nurse, but I am stuck with using both (except when the shield is on). Any tips on this as well? Thank you!