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    I know they aren't really encouraged or reccomended but what about a nipple shield?

    My DD2 was tongue tied and has quite a short tongue. She just could not latch on in the beginning and was losing weight. After resorting to expressing for feeds I reluctantly tried a nipple shield. I'd used them with DD1 for 5 months whilst topping up with formula which depleted my supply.

    16 weeks on we are still using them now (mam brand are the best i found-tho I had to order from oseas after being given one in hospital)

    I have been trying to wean her off it and I'm sure I could if I tried harder. She can latch on but starts fussing about. I'm lucky my supply has not been affected and we're still going strong.

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    @misskittyfanstastico she's now back on track with breastfeeding we're about to see how our first bottle free night goes.
    The calma bottle definitely made a difference and I've since suggested it to another prem mum to use as soon as her bub is allowed suck feeds.

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    Great to hear the breastfeeding is back on track. Hang in there mumma but go with the flow if needed. Enjoying your bub is the most important thing.

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    Awesome news! I can't wait to hear when you get to bring your little one home

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    Just an update:
    She now loves breastfeeding

    Dh gives her one bottle of ebm in the evening so I can express to keep my huge stockpile going. We don't even need to use the calma bottle any more and she still has a breast top up.
    I'm finding that it's making me feel like there's no pressure because I will always have oodles of ebm there if I need it.


 

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