So I gave birth on to my Lil' bundle of joy on Tuesday morning & I can honestly say absolutely everything has gone smoothly since the moment she was born ( I feel gifted )
Im exclusively breastfeeding & I plan to continue like this up until the baby is at least 3 months old.
She feeds on average every 3 hours (sometimes a bit longer) but very rarely goes past the 4 hr mark, unfortunately Im now starting to feel "the heat" you could say on my nipples. She seems to latch on fine & I am continuously rubbing some lanolin gel over them to stop them from cracking as if this happens i might just resort to a formula fed routine.
During pregnancy I bought some nipple shields (from my local pharmacy) but im a bit hesitant to start using them just in case it puts her off feeding so well or something.
Even though this is my 2nd child it's my 1st of experiencing the use of nipple shields.
Does anyone have any advice, or has used nipple shields in the past, how did you & baby get on?
Thanks in advance