Advice on what to look for when buying nipple shields to help with breastfeeding problems, plus the opportunity to purchase a range of latex and silicone nipple shields.
A nipple shield is made of thin, flexible silicone and covers a mother's nipple and areola whilst a baby is feeding. The baby latches onto the nipple shield and sucks the milk through the shield, rather than directly from the breast.
Nipple shields come in packs of two and should be sterilised between feeds.
Used to protect a sore nipple during feeding, a nipple shield can also be used when a baby is having difficulty latching on to a flat or inverted nipple.
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