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hallelujah! we did it!

I've been using a nipple shield since I was in the hospital - the LC said my nipples were flat and that Gavin would never latch without it. Well, a friend of mine had the same problem, and she told me to get some nipple shells to fix them.  I have been wearing them for the past few days to help draw them out, and today he latched without the shield! I am so freaking excited, because that shield was a pain in the butt, seriously.

Now, should I keep using the shells for a few days to make sure my nipples stay this way? I know you're not supposed to wear them long term, and they really are kind of hideous looking...I just don't know when to make sure to give them the boot. Thanks for any advice!

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