Originally Posted by cathyg
you could try the nipple shields, this i guess feels more like a teat (if she's ok with them) & the milk inside will be breast milk. they worked well for me & gave my nipples time to heal up too. good luckx
This worked for me also. My lo was tube fed initially in SCBU then onto little bottles of breastmilk. The only way I could get her to bf was with the nipple shields. After a couple of weeks of this I just stopped using them and she didn't seem to notice any difference or she just wasn't bothered by it.
I managed to bf her for 5 months even after that rocky start so don't be disheartened you may still be able to bf. Good luck and hope she sleeps better!xxx