I had such an awful time b/feeding with #1 and I am dreading #2's arrival. The only way I could feed was with nipple shields - these were fantastic but no one in hospital told me about them and I had to wait until I went home from hospital and the midwife came to visit to see me expressing every feed for the last five days before I was told about them.
With #2 I am planning on taking my shields with me to hospital but I fear I will be told by all the midwifes they are not good to use blah blah. I am very stressed out about having more stress added to the situation.
Has anyone taken nipple shields to hospital? What reaction did you receive?