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For treatment of sore or latch-on difficulties, Medelas Contact Nipple Shields feature a unique cutout design to allow greater skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby while nursing. The thin, pure silicone shield provides a larger surface for baby to latch onto, helping both mom and baby enhance their breastfeeding experience.A unique cutout at the base of the shield allows for greater skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby. Helps with latch-on difficulties. Thin, pliable silicone for maximum comfort. Nipple shields should be used with the counseling of a healthcare of breastfeeding professional. Not to be worn between feedings.
Manufacturer #: 67218NA
Product Weight:0 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):6.3 x 4.5 x 1.2
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 518 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Helpful Positive Review
I bought one of these nipple shields before my baby was born, thanks to a friend's suggestion. It turned out to be a lifesaver! My son is now three months old and I...Read complete review
I bought one of these nipple shields before my baby was born, thanks to a friend's suggestion. It turned out to be a lifesaver! My son is now three months old and I don't think I would still be breastfeeding today without it. My son did not have trouble latching on, as many posters babies did, but the shields kept my nipples from getting too sore to nurse. I used them religiously for the first 6 weeks. Plus, when I started feeding my son a bottle, he took to it right away, thanks to the nipple shield. I would suggest this product to any breastfeeding mom. My only complaint is that they are easy to lose. I went through about 6 shields, because they are clear and hard to see when you drop them.
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nipple Saver, Looks Dirty Quickly
Our pediatrician recommended this product after bad nursing advice at the hospital for new moms was "wrecking" their ability to nurse. It was an absolutely wonderful help the first few weeks in...Read complete review
Our pediatrician recommended this product after bad nursing advice at the hospital for new moms was "wrecking" their ability to nurse. It was an absolutely wonderful help the first few weeks in protecting the nipple from my little barracuda baby, and in helping him to latch better. The down side was that the nipple itself was a touch too big because sometimes it caused latching problems because it was a bit big for his mouth. In the beginning, it also caused a rash on his face because his saliva would get trapped between the silicone and his skin (easily remedied). The only down side to this product is that it gets "gross" (looks dirty) very quickly despite washing it correctly. And, whatever you do, only use warm soapy water to clean it; if you sterilize it with boiling water or in the microwave then it breaks down quickly.As a note for new moms, if your baby starts to get a rash around his/her mouth from pacifiers/bottles/medella contact nipple because of "saliva suction", try a little Aquaphor (regular or Baby). Aquaphor works great for everything from facial issues, dryness, infant acne & diaper rash.
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from Salem Oregon
Comments about Medela Contact Nipple Shield 20MM:
This shield made breastfeeding possible for me! When I first had my son, I was given a shield that was too large and too thick. This medela shield is soft, has a nose cut out, and fits my nipple better to provide an easy and enjoyable feeding for my son.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Amazing for flat nipples!
By Nipple Extender
from Port Orange, Florida
After birth when they placed my baby on my chest for skin to skin and to latch for feeding she was having some issues because of my flat nipples and the soft tissue. They put this on and it worked like a charm! This product has made my breastfeeding experience so rewarding especially when I was getting discouraged and depressed about possibly not being able to breastfeed. Also I pump and when out and about use a bottle to put the breastmilk in to feed and there has been absolutely no nipple confusion! The only downside I would say is after multiple times switching from nipple to nipple it has issues sticking to the skin (at least in my case) but after each use when you wash it with mild soap and warm water it is like brand new again!
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This helped me so much. My son had a poor latch band my nipples were in so much pain. Using this helped him get my nipple further into his mouth and reduced my pain
It made breastfeeding so much easier.
from Durham, NC
I was considering giving up breastfeeding. My child would not latch correctly and my nipples were so sore, to the point of bleeding. Then the pediatrician suggested we give the nipple shield a chance and boy did it change our lives. Baby latched on really fast and it allowed my nipples to heal. I would recommend this product 100%.
Nurse recommended I use since my newborn was part vampire. It did help shield a bit but my daughter had an issue latching on while I used it.
I buy this product for every new mom friend that I have.
from Miami, florida
I have purchased over 5 of them already. I highly recommend it for all nursing moms. Helps the baby latch and protects your nipple from cracking and bleeding. Its amazing.
This shield works great!
from North canton ohio
This shield has worked great for my daughter that was 6 weeks premature. It really helped her get more milk from me since she didn't have all of her sucking power yet. I would recommend this to a friend.
By Mama Bear
from Richmond, VA
I was recommended this product by my midwife and hospital. It has increased feeding and decreased nipple damage. Might try one feeding with and one or two without if you don't want to make it a habit.
Best thing ever invented!
from Miami, FL
This saved my life. With my first daughter this shield was recommended to me. I was a bit skeptical but once I started i always used it. This allowed the baby to switch between breast and bottle easily (as I was supplementing). Breastfeeding hurts in general but this little thing helped ease the pain. Great product.
My baby doesn't like it
By no good
from Orlando, Florida
The nipple is a harder plastic than the bottle nipples, therefore my baby didn't like it. Wasted my money.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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