Don't know if any of you remember that I have still been using nipple shields because it was the easiest way to coninue bf the twins. Well today I got a wild hair and decided to try again without them. It took a little work, but I managed to have a successful tandem nursing session with no shields! I know it will take some work to get them used to doing it every time,but it's been great encouragement! Especially since it ended up cutting their nursing time in half!
Imagine the time you've saved yourself if they truly do cut their nursing times in half! Congrats, and continued good luck without the shield.
Katie - April 2010 . . . Drew - May 2007
Woo congrats! We've been using a shield from the beginning as DD had a hard time learning to latch and all that without it. I got lazy with weaning her from it but now we go about 50/50. She likes to use it a lot when she's tired or if she nurses both sides, she usually wants it on the second so I would say don't be discouraged if your DDs want it sometimes too. Maybe for us it's just a habitual thing.
As much as I appreciate the shield for letting my DD nurse, it's so much easier to nurse without it!
Way to go, Danielle!
Single Mom parenting my kids the best way *I* know how
FH - My former husband and the man that blessed me with both my kidlets
DS - My May 2010 Moonbeam born
BG - My baby girl expected in Dec 2013