Pros: PAIN RELIEF
Cons: not completely natural
When I was nursing my second child, my nipples became very sore, painful, scabbed and blistered. The mere thought of putting my baby to my breast sent chills down my spine. I had a friend of mine, a lactation consultant, recommend the Avent Nipple Shield. At the end of my rope and ready to try anything; I ordered them. Well, the difference was incredable. I was able to place my child on my breast and nurse her pain free. For the first time, I was able to enjoy the experience and bond with my daughter. I no longer resented the nursing times. They are easy to use, soft silicone nipples that the baby can easily latch onto. They are to be used until your own nipples are healed and your ready to try it again without them. I think these were a lifesaver. I do not know why these are not promoted in hospitals before a new mom is discharged. So many woman experience nursing pain to the point that they give it up. I believe if these nipple shields were more readily known of..more woman would try them and nurse their babies longer.