Jump to content

Breastfeedingwww with shield
Trying to get baby back to nipple


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Stellabella1980

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

Hi I have a 6week old that I have been using a nipple shield during breastfeeding. I am wanting to get bub back straight on the nipple but a having major problems with latching...has anyone got any advise on succeeding from shield back to nipple? I want to be able to feed in public but with the shield she leaks milk everywhere...thanks in advance original.gif

#2 Neko NoNo

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

congratulations on your little one and with breastfeeding going so well. I used shields for a few months and did have trouble weaning but I found the advice on kelly mom fantastic http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/wean-shield/#weaning  I also saw an LC through my child health nurse. She checked attachment and gave me encouragement.

I had the most success with starting with the shield and then taking it away mid feed. I also still shape my nipple with my hand and he is one year old now- it's probably more habit now, but it really helped with getting rid of the shield.

good luck.

#3 lucky 2

Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

Can you see a LC OP? Ideally when a baby is bfing from a shield the milk is not leaking out of the baby's mouth during the feed, ie it is swallowed.
Perhaps your baby is not getting you nipple deeply in her mouth even with the shield?
If you could see a LC for a feed assessment and improve attachment with or without shield I think this would be the most helpful to you.
All the best.

#4 PreachersWife

Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

I use shields (have with all three babies) and I know what you mean about the leaking. It's actually milk leaking out from between my skin/nipple and the shield, so attachment is good just a bit of a messy process.

I have tried getting rid of the shields with this baby (at about 10 weeks) but wasn't successful. I may try again, but now that DD2 is five months, feeds are much shorter and she is much better at it, there is hardly any spillage. I usually put a terry flat - spew central here - on my lap and tucked under my boob which helps catch the worst of it.

Good luck , but if you aren't able to stop using them, at least know it does get better! Eventually *sigh*

Edited by PreachersWife, 17 November 2012 - 07:07 PM.


#5 Felix101

Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

I used shields with DS for a while, but found them a PITA so was determined to get rid of them as soon as I could original.gif    

I would first shape my nipple and try to attach once or twice before each feed, if no luck then on with the shield, then I'd stop halfway through and try to attach without once or twice. Again, if it didn't work, back on with the shield and we'd try again next feed. I didn't try any more than once or twice a feed though, as I didn't want DS to get frustrated, and this couple of attempts never bothered him.

There were days we'd do well, and days we'd not do so well, but eventually there were more good days then bad, and after a couple of weeks of this we didn't need them any more original.gif.

Good luck OP! And don't worry if it doesn't work quickly or easily - some babies decide themselves when they're ready (they'll just pull it out of the way and attach themselves), and you'll get the hang of how to feed without the mess (I kept small face washers with me to catch the leaks, and just got better at being discreet with it all with practice).



#6 HeroOfCanton

Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

I fed DD with shields until she was about 5 months old - no advice on weaning off them, she just ripped one off one day & went for it!

I did find that it was very messy feeding in public, so I would take a cloth or wrap and stuff it into my bra underneath my boob, so any drips (or floods) would just be soaked up. When she was done, I'd wipe myself up with it and be done.
It's a bit tricky at first, but I got the hang of it really quickly.

Good luck original.gif

#7 Lokum

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

I fed with shields until DS was 7 months (we did try from time to time before then, but they're really flat nipples.)

I found the worst was the little bit of milk which pools in the 'teat' end of the shield and when the shield comes off, that went everywhere.

I would have a little facewasher ready, and when he was coming off I'd use the facewasher to grab the shield and soak up the milk... and stuff it in my bag. Saved waving the bloody shield around for everyone to look at as well.

GL




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

'I thought it was impossible': Emily Symons pregnant at 45

Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.

Afternoon naps may be bad for toddlers' sleep

You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Jaime King to be a mum again

Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.

Nannies should receive government funding

The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found. 

Common skin irritations in newborns (and how to treat them)

As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom

Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

Preschooler walks 2.4km home alone

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.

Video: Why mums get nothing done

In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

The middle name game

The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.

A rare glimpse inside the womb

A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.

Battered mum forced to write to her attacker ex in jail

Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.

Woman pleads not guilty to ultrasound scam

A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Brain damaged mum receives compensation

A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.

The Katering Show's next big delivery

Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

Why I have mixed feelings about Cindy Crawford's leaked photo

Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.

How to create a Peppa Pig pancake

Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?

'It's a little life, not a little loss': pregnancy after miscarriage

I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.

Bonds Baby Search 2015: what you need to know

February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.

Who will manage your Facebook account when you're gone?

This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.

Struggling mum of four wins $188 million

Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.

Pregnant obese women a 'relatively new problem', coroner hears

A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.

'I'm angry as hell': the story behind mum's passionate vaccination plea

She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

8 different kinds of tantrums

I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.

What's the best position for giving birth?

If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?

Wife forgives snake catcher husband for car surprise

With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.

Kids who meet milestones at their own pace

We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.

Ruby shines as Bonds Baby

Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.

Why dads should go to sleep school

If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Win a KitchenAid Mixer

Let's celebrate 300,000 fans on Facebook

To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.