My little guy decided to come about 7 weeks early and has breastfed like a champ ever since we started in the NICU. He has always had to use a nipple shield and the lactation specialist said he would probably have to use it until he was around 7 or 8 lbs (birth weight was 4.9). He has been home for a little over 2 weeks now and is close to 8lbs and almost 7 weeks old. It feels like it is probably time to wean him from the shield, but i can see why it is sooo much easier to nurse with it vs my nipple. Any suggestions or experience with weaning your baby from the shield?