Breastfeeding

Flat Nipples :(

My baby won't latch except if I wear my nipple shields. Any advice?

I have been to a lactation consultant. I am having LO's frenulum snipped tomorrow -- really sad about this, but I feel it needs to be done -- any experience with this? Pediatrician is going to numb it first, but i don't know how much pain she will experience after :(

I am seeing my lactation consultant on Saturday, if LO is up for it. Otherwise I will see her Monday (yep, she's working on the 4th).

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Re: Flat Nipples :(

  • We were using nipple shields for a few days (I was also told I have flat nipples and LO was losing too much weight, so the LC wanted an immediate solution). We weaned by me offering my bare nipple at the beginning and throughout each feeding. I would go back to the shield when one/both of us got frustrated. It took us about a weekend to get off it.

    I don't know about the frenulum clipping, but best of luck to you both 

  • We used the shield until last week. I had flat nipples, but nursing seems to have drawn them out- they're not so flat anymore and DS can latch no problem. Keep working at weaning from it, but don't stress if it doesn't happen right away. 
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