I was wondering has anyone here has tried using nipple guards to help with breastfeeding? I wasn't able to bf my two daughters cause I have rather flat nipples so I was going to see if the nipple guards would help with the next one.
Thanks for your help!
Hi JEM Gypsie,
I tried to use the nipple shields with DS2 as he cracked one nipple one week and then the next he crack the other one sad I found that I had trouble using them as he wouldn't go on correctly and he wouldn't stay on. I ended up having to express from the cracked nipple once he had had a feed so that for the next feed I had breastmilk in the fridge and would just start warming it up when I started feeding him on the good side. When he was about 4 months I ended up stopping breastfeeding as my nipples were very sore and he was starting to get fussy and he had already had formula as a top up feed at night. I was told by the midwife (I have an inverted nipple) while you are in the shower before bub is born to gently squeeze the nipple from either side and then from top to bottom which helps to poke out. Hope that helps grin