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Medela Contact Nipple Shield
4.58 / 5 based on 680 Reviews
Standard 20mm For proper sizing, consult a Lactation Professional. For flat/inverted nipple or latch-on difficulties Unique shape allows more contact between mom and baby. For flat or inverted nipples For latch-on difficulties For overactive let-down Unique cut-out area allows more skin contact between mother and baby. Made of pure silicone Autoclavable Use under the direction of a physician, breastfeeding consultant or other health professional. Our Customer Service team is available Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm CST and Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at to answer any questions you may have. ; *For hygienic reasons, once this personal care product is opened it cannot be returned. see more...
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Medela Contact Nipple Shield
- "with my third he kept biting me and i was so sore that breast feeding would bring me to tears, but using one of these took all the pain away!" in 14 reviews
- "I had such a hard time because my son was born 4 weeks premature and my nipples were just not very easy for him to latch." in 11 reviews
- "I really wanted to breast feed with my son, and he couldnt latch i went out to the store bought this and worked amazing, was able to breast feed him no problem." in 10 reviews
- "used for the first time with my first born because i had inverted tatas.this helped correct the situation and she breast fed fine after a couple months with no confusion." in 7 reviews
- "maybe I just didn't have a good teacher or my flat nipples were the problem." in 6 reviews
I agree with the moms who say this is a lifesaver. Breastfeeding is difficult and painful - this product made it easier for both me (less pain) and the baby (easier to latch) to nurse. I use it for breastfeeding and then pump and give my baby a bottle from time-to-time. She is used to both so the shield does not affect her feeding. I've been told to ween her off the shield but with the pain I would not be able to nurse her without it. Highly recommend to new moms starting out breastfeeding! Also you can wash it and reuse it - I keep a few in the house as it's clear/small and could be easy to lose.
After weeks of my newborn screening every time I tried to feed her, I spoke to a lactation specialist and she gave me a couple nipple shields. Turned out I was producing too much and it was upsetting her little tummy. I swear these nipple shields are amazing! going on three weeks without her fighting me to nurse, they kept my nipples from drowning her every feeding. I definitely recommend them if you have nursing troubles like I did.
Review for: 24 mm more...
My first born did not latch well but with the nipple shield it helped so much she loved and I loved it because I was still able to nurse hers the product is easy to use an affordable. I would buy it again the only con is it makes nursing in public a little hard at least for me. My second baby doesn’t need it but if she did this is what I would recommend.
Review for: 24 mm more...
These were lifesavers. I had no idea what they were until my RN at the hospital introduced me to them. My LO had problems latching and we starting using these to help her latch. We have eventually weaned off of it. But they are great when you have sore nipples as well. One con is they do tend to cause some nipple confusion to baby.
As a new mom struggling with an oversupply and breast engorgement, this nipple shield was a lifesaver when my breasts were so full that my daughter couldn’t latch! It also helped when my nipples were sore the first week of breastfeeding. This is definitely an item to bring in your hospital bag if you plan on breastfeeding, just in case.
After having my son i was given one of these to make it easier for him to latch. It made it easier the only issue that I experience wasn't with the product. I was given the wrong size shield, which caused my milk to dry up. I recommend to any mother that is having issues getting their baby to latch.
Review for: 16 mm more...
This saved my life the first week of breastfeeding. As a first time mom I didn’t know how to get my baby to latch & this made it easy for both of use. After my confidence went up I tried breastfeeding without it & after a few tries I was able to go without it.
This product has made it possible for me to breastfeed my son and I am so grateful. I have flat nipples and my baby has only successfully latched on a handful of times. I plan on trying to wean off of these but these have given me the tools as a new, first time mother to nurse my baby successfully for two months so far, and no plans of stopping soon.
With my first two girls we didn't use shields and had horrible breastfeeding experiences. This time the nurse gave us one of these shields it is a life saver I was unsure that baby was getting milk period but after using this for her tiny mouth it helped so much and I could see there was milk in the tip of it and she was getting highly recommend
Review for: 24 mm, 20 mm more...
This is the only way I was able to breastfeed my first child. She would not latch unless I had this nipple shield on. So needless to say we bought our fair share to have around the house because I was not going to worry about finding it when she was hungry, especially in the middle of the night. I used it for an entire year of feeding
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Do you recommend to not use this all the time? or do you recommend using it for a little bit?
How long can you use this product? Is it ok to use it for 6 weeks?
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Is this something that should only be used if necessary, or can it be used no matter what the circumstance?
What's the price and are they worth it
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