is soft nipple the same as flat nipple

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Registered: 05-18-2011
is soft nipple the same as flat nipple
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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 7:01pm

I have been exclusively pumping my baby since 4 days old she never wanted to take even when her latch was ok but she only stayed on for a while.

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Registered: 12-21-2009
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 9:23pm

I would not worry about the nipple at this point. You can not change the way your nipple is anyway. When a baby has had bottles they often prefer a firmer sensation in the mouth to suck which is why sometimes using a nipple shield can help transferring from bottles to breast. Here's more ideas to help.

Bottles to breastfeeding

http://parenting.ivillage.com/baby/bbreastfeed/0,,b0z780pm,00.html

Weaning from supplements:

http://parenting.ivillage.com/baby/bbreastfeed/0,,9w8tjqsd,00.html

and more on latch;

How do I know my baby is latched correctly?

http://parenting.ivillage.com/baby/bbreastfeed/0,,9jw927vm,00w.html?ice=iv|hy|pp

Kathy Kuhn IBCLC ivillage lactation consultant Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and Charlotte