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June 24th, 2013, 07:01 AM
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I would not recommend a nipple shield. My DS had a shallow latch and I was in so much pain. I did the shield...and he wouldn't wean from it. In the end I started loosing my supply and had to switch to formula. It does work for some but it can really mess thigns up too. I think it is good for a last resort before you give up.

Also, dd had a shallow latch and sometimes she reverts to it. I have found that using a binky actually helped her learn to suck better. Its worth a try. I used the MAM ones. She isn't really big on them but it helped her get used to the proper sucking motion again.
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