So, just when I think I'm getting a handle on this whole breastfeeding thing, I feel like we've just gone 10 steps backwards.
I need to use a nipple shield because I have flat nipples. It's been going reasonably well (bar the cracked and sore nipples from early attachment problems), but last night the wheels totally fell off.
For some reason now when I put him on my breast the shield kind of puckers inwards (like in the attached picture).
I don't know what is causing this? I thought it was an attachment problem but even when he's not on my breast I can see now the shield slightly curves inwards around the nipple?
I also have not had this problem at all until last night, and now it happens every time I put him on.
Is the shield worn maybe?
All the trouble I'm having I'm about to give up!
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.