Not so fast, woman
I think I may have been too quick to announce my joy at not needing the nipple shield. It turns out the REAL reason women use those is to prevent the excruciating pain caused when an easily distracted baby suddenly snaps his head to the left while still ATTACHED TO YOUR NIPPLE. Do you have any idea how strong a baby’s suction can be? Imagine attaching a vacuum cleaner hose to your boob – and not just a regular vacuum, one of those super fancy one’s that guy with the British accent tries to sell you on the tv. Even the best latch in the world won’t prevent you from screaming then.