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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Flat nipples and nipple shields

Okay, so about my last post... Breasts VS. Formula.... I think my biggest issue here is that I have Flat nipples and I have to wear a nipple shield every time I feed my little sweet pea.  Let me tell you WHAT A PAIN in the neck it is to remember to wear in the middle of the night.  I really don't mind, but sometimes I misplace them and then I have to go all over the house looking for it.  Yes, I have more than one.They are also pretty expensive for a little piece of rubber.  They cost 8 dollars and that's all it is a little piece rubber that resembles a nipple (like a bottle) and it fits perfectly around your brown part of your nipple. It helps the baby latch on to you better.  I guess that I will continue to use it because it is what works for Gabby and me.  Does anyone else have this problem?  It works so I will keep using them!!!  

 Oh and by the way last Friday I had an appointment to see the Doctor and Gabriella weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces, yesterday  I took her in and she now weighs 6 pounds, 15 ounces.  She is almost 7 pounds.  The doctor told me to keep up my good work with the breast feeding.  I was like, I didn't think I was doing that great.  But, I guess she is getting what she needs, so I will keep breast feeding and using the nipple shield because that is what works for us! 





2 comments:

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

You are doing a great job. :)

My friend uses those when she starts off, but I have never used them. It is amazing all the things they come up with to help you succeed.

Richters Victory said...

They said to use it to start off, but Gabby will not just latch on to my nipple. It is a big deal to use nipple shields