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2 solutions in 1! Treat sore nipples/engorgement with large-holed backs or treat flat/inverted nipples with small-holed backs. Vented fronts provide airflow for healing and comfort. Helps keep nipples dry and prevent irritation. Contoured shape for discreet appearance. Snap-fit feature allows for easy assembly.
Manufacturer #: 89930
Product Weight:0.1 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):5.3 x 3.7 x 1.5
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 134 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Helpful Positive Review
Not sore anymore
A nurse at the hospital recommended this product. As a new mom I had never heard of this product before and did not anticipate how sore my nipples would be at first. Just place...Read complete review
A nurse at the hospital recommended this product. As a new mom I had never heard of this product before and did not anticipate how sore my nipples would be at first. Just place over nipples with air holes up and stick one tissue in the outer rim and another squished at the bottom. Remember to change tissues after every feeding because both sides express milk at the same time. The shield does 3 things. One is that it protects from rubbing and any additional contact to the sore area. Secondly it allows your nipples to heal faster by letting air get to them. Thirdly as you become engorged your breast becomes very rounded making it difficult for baby to latch on. This product makes your nipples/areola stick out more so that you don't have to express by hand first and baby latches on easily. This product is a must have for new breastfeeding moms.
Most Helpful Critical Review
I got these to use for both sore and flat nipples. I found them awkward to use, uncomfortable, and overall not that helpful. Others complained that they leaked, but they are not...Read complete review
I got these to use for both sore and flat nipples. I found them awkward to use, uncomfortable, and overall not that helpful. Others complained that they leaked, but they are not meant to absorb, so I didn't score that as an issue. Sore nipples were treated better with Lansinoh and cotton nursing pads. I ended up using a silicone nursing shield to help with the flat nipples, which ended up helping the sore nipples as well.
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from Middleboro, MA
About Me First Time Parent
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sore nipple shield
By Miss gru
from Riverside ca
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
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Worked really well, easy and convenient. The holes allow air to circulate for better healing of your sore nipples after application of nipple cream.
Helped with flat nipples
from Phoenixville, PA
These shells really helped my son latch better! It brought out my flat nipples after wearing them all day and for multiple days. Milk would definitely come out at times so make sure to use a nursing pad in front of them. I only wore them while I was home since it was a noticeable difference and they could be seen through my shirt.
I would not buy anymore it
from San Diego,CA
it is not userfriendly and useful product. My mother milks are frittered away because of its ergonomie and design problem. i do not suggest it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from South Florida
As a first time mom learning to breastfeed my little one was painful at first. This product helped with healing as it provided relief from even the slightest soreness caused by the rubbing of my bra or shirt. The only downfall is that the milk collects inside the cups and will spill if not careful. Overall good product.
from New York
They work as described
from Downey, CA
I have one inverted nipple, which makes nursing a little bit trickier. The shell for inverted nipple really helps draw the nipple out. Perfect for that. What I really like about the shells is that I wear them in between feedings and they catch anyboeaked milk. No milk goes to waste! Finally, I like that they allow air to reach the nipple which allows for a little healing between feeding. Great buy. I feel like I've been able to use them for multiple purposes.
Purchased for my daughter. Just what she needed.
By Happy grandma
from Lebanon, Ohio
About Me Grandparent
Help with some of the discomfort that comes with nursing a new baby. The plastic protects rubbing on the sensitive areas.
Protecting the soul
By Proud Father
My wife had blisters on her nipples from breastfeeding so I got her these shields, some cream and a pump ... changed her spirits.
By Mom of 2
Great product, helps with flat nipples and protects them from irritation between nursing.
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