As above really, looking for some positive experiences (if there are any).
Also if you have any tips for what might help, I’m all ears!
Not me personally but I have a friend who has & is still feeding her 2 1/2 year old toddler without ever giving formula. She's often said, 'it's breast feeding not nipple feeding!' I can ask her for advice if that's any help?
Have a look at kellymom. Really useful bf website x
They may not be flat later on.........mine have changed loads.
Mine were flat before and are flat now when not feeding. I've had no problems at all and still feeding at 10 months. I never even thought it would be a problem tbh. What makes you think you may have an issue?
Another flattie here!! S had a tongue tie so we used shields at the beginning until her tt was sorted at 7 weeks. Once that was fixed she managed to just get the whole nipple in her gob and was fine! I did hold my nipple between two fingers to make it easier for her to latch on which helped but now at 7.5 months she needs no help whatsoever.
My nipples do look how I think of "normal" nipples once she has fed but they go back to flat in between feeds.
I really worried about this before she was born as I didn't manage to feed #1.
I messaged my friend & this is what she replied:
"They were both totally inverted when A was born (not now) and had a few issues at the start. I found the Lansinoah Latch Assist helped get my nipples out so they were easier for A to find, but since babies take a big mouthful of boob its not a massive issue. Sometimes if the nipples are very inverted it can be sore at first while the underlying adhesions break (the Hoeffman technique can help with this prior to birth) but for just flat nipples, there's not normally a massive issue. There's some good links on Kellymom kellymom.com/.../bfhelp-mother You are more than welcome to pass on my email if she wants to chat".
This friend was a member of the Le Leache League with me so has a lot of great advice. Let me know if you want me to pass on her email address to you x
Of course OB that's fine. Can you email me on my email address & I'll email you her details x