For most mothers, breastfeeding takes a bit of practice! Early latch-on problems are not unusual but all that is needed generally, is a little coaching from an experienced helper to get things going.
For difficult or persistent latch-on problems, many breastfeeding experts suggest the temporary use of a nipple shield. Made of thin, soft, silicone that doesn’t interfere with nipple stimulation. Holes at the tip allow milk to flow to the baby
Choose the right size shield for the size of the baby’s mouth. If a shield is too big, the baby cannot adequately draw up the mother’s nipple, or may gag on the shield. The Newborn Small size shield is best for most small babies
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