Nipple Shield

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  • Will They Spit or Swallow?

    Feb 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Helps in the healing of nipples (That's a MAJOR) Pro
    Cons: Continuous cleaning, milk production

    Summary: I have gotten pretty lucky. Andy has done really good at sucking whatever has been put into his mouth. However, life with him hasnít always been this blissful! Once Upon A Time: ...About nine weeks ago I was a new mother for the ... read more

  • A miracle for my stubborn nipples and hungry baby

    Mar 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: helped me nurse my baby despite flat nipples
    Cons: may require two hands to nurse baby.

    Summary: When my first son was born, I was determined to breastfeed him. He was born early and small due to pre-eclampsia and I pumped and dumped till the magnesium sulfate was out of my system that first day. The next day, when they brought me into the ... read more

  • Worked for me.

    Feb 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Can help to heal sore nipples
    Cons: may not work for everybody

    Summary: When my daughter was first born, she seemed to have no problems with breastfeeding, I was the one who had the problems. She would start off feeding properly and then would fall asleep and slightly off the breast so she would just be sucking on the nipple ... read more

  • What a wonderfull product!!

    Jun 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great if you have trouble latching or sore nipples
    Cons: Have to clean alot, don't always stay put, hard to be discreet

    Summary: Let's see, when I was pregnant I knew I wanted to breast feed but after having a very bad delivery and not seeing my son for almost 3 days after birth, and the fact that I have inverted nipples, The LC suggested I try a nipple shield. Well... ... read more

  • Don't be afraid to use!

    Nov 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Has allowed me to breastfeed my child.
    Cons: You have to clean it with every use (even in the middle of night)

    Summary: When in the hospital I was having such trouble nursing my daughter. The LC came to see us and said that my daughter had a short tongue and I had flat nipples. We used the shield and like magic I was breastfeeding. I have pumped, used the breast ... read more

  • A Godsend for my nipples and my stubborn son

    Jul 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: really helps get that baby latched on.
    Cons: only for temparary use and may decrease milk supply.

    Summary: Update:(8/3) Today my son had a check up...He weighed 9lbs 15 oz. (he weighed 8lbs 5oz when we left the hospital) I have not seen any signs of milk reduction and I have proof that my son is gaining right, so... :) I tried hard to nurse my ... read more

  • Great! But only for a little while...

    Feb 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great last resort for infants who may not latch.
    Cons: May deplete milk supply, can become addicting (for mom and baby)

    Summary: As an obstetric nurse, and mother of 3 little ones (who I breastfed), I have seen many, many problems with infants latching on in the first few weeks, and many times a mother will become so discouraged that she switches the infant to formula out of ... read more

  • Another Lactation Consultants advice...

    Jan 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: affordable,easy to use
    Cons: need professional supervision to use

    Summary: As a Board Certified Lactation Consultant I strongly caution the use of nipple shields with out the help of a professional. Nipple shields are used to help temporarily with some difficulty that a mom might be experiencing. This should only be ... read more

  • Use these for sore cracked nipples

    Nov 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No sore nipples
    Cons: messy

    Summary: I started using nipple shields with my first born. The reason was because he would not latch on because I had inverted nipples. The hospital supplied me with the shields. They are very easy to use. Just place over your nipple so that it is in the center ... read more

  • Freedom from Pain

    Nov 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Allows baby to nurse normally even if your nipples are sore
    Cons: Must be cleaned constantly - I recommend more than one pair

    Summary: These shields allowed me to continue to nurse my son in comfort and allowed my nipples to heal when they were terribly sore. They were a lifesaver. I chose these in particular because I had great success with other Avent nursing products. It ... read more

  • Relief

    Oct 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: PAIN RELIEF
    Cons: not completely natural

    Summary: 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 ... read more

  • Wait! Don't stop yet, give these a try first!

    May 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Helps you not to give up too soon!
    Cons: Can be hard to find.

    Summary: I think that one of the most important things that a mother can do for her child is to nurse. When my children were younger, nursing your baby was not the in thing to do, so I had no help and no one to encourage me to keep with it. My first two ... read more

  • Consult a Lactation Consultant FIRST!

    May 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sometimes may help; much better than the old thicker "rubbery" ones
    Cons: may decrease milk supply, leading to inadequate intake for baby and early weaning

    Summary: These nipple shields *can* save breastfeeding, but if you think you need a nipple shield at all, *first* you need to consult a Lactation Consultant. Why? Because nipple shields (any brand) are definitely a mixed blessing - you can do more harm than good ... read more

  • Wonderful Success Story

    Apr 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy for baby to latch on to
    Cons: compromises milk supply if used alone

    Summary: My daughter was born over a month premature and had a horrible time getting the hang of breastfeeding. We tried everything to ease her into it, and even the lactation consultant was at a loss until we tried the Medela nipple shield. Using ... read more

  • Be careful

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Helps baby to latch on better
    Cons: may decrease milk supply

    Summary: I had to get one of these when my 3rd baby was nursing because I made too much milk and he used to choke every time he nursed. It was great because I was sore and with the nipple shield, I could barely feel him nursing. So not only did I have no pain, ... read more

  • A lifesaver!

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Is a lifesaver in desperate nursing situations!
    Cons: Only use under the supervision of an IBCLC since it can lead to longterm problems with continued usage.

    Summary: We had MAJOR problems nursing. Combine an improper suck and very flat nipples and you get majorly damaged sore nipples. We went to an IBCLC and she gave me the shield to help with the latching on and to give my nipples time to heal while we ... read more

  • LC says:Masking the problem

    Dec 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sometimes appropriate
    Cons: too often misused

    Summary: Seek the help of a board certified lactation consultant if you have an infant who won't latch and settle into a period of rhythmic and continuous sucking and swallowing with out the aid of this shield. I am a Pediatric Registered Nurse/Lactation ... read more

  • Lactation Consultant's advice...

    Dec 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Occ'ly appropriate in special situations
    Cons: a better latch is needed, not a piece of silicone

    Summary: Seek the help of a board certified lactation consultant if you have an infant who won't latch and suck and swallow rhythmicly and continuously without the aid of a nipple shield. I am a Pediatric Registered Nurse/Lactation Consultant with 22 years ... read more

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