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Nipple shields

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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Where can I buy Nipple shields? I live in vallejo ca
by Kelsey23 27th Jan 2010, 9:44am
Nipple shields are an absolute godsend! My baby is only 7 days old, but both nipples became so sore and cracked, that breastfeeding was absolute agony... i was crying in pain, and dreading every feed. It just seemed impossible for them to heal when she was feeding every few hours. So i sent my hubby out to get some nipple shields last night, and the improvement has been immense! It is much more comfortable to feed, and they are getting the chance to heal so i can hopefully get her back on my nipples soon. If you're agonising through painful breastfeeds due to cracked nipples, i highly recommend investing the $12.50 in a pair of Avent nipple shields. You shouldn't have to put up with the pain...
by rachelchappell 5th Jan 2010, 3:42pm
I have problems at night with a very heavy milk flow for my son. It is causing him to have colic symptoms. I was wondering if these would aid in slowing the flow down for him just in the night feedings? I was also wondering where I could buy them?
by ducky 5th Nov 2007, 8:53am