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Medela Contact Nipple Shield, Medium
- One standard (24mm) nipple shield per pack
- For latch on difficulties or flat and inverted nipples to help continue breastfeeding
- Unique cut out shape allows for more skin contact between mom and baby
- Consult a lactation professional for assistance
- Made without BPA
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Medela Contact Nipple Shield - Standard Size / 24mm
For latch-on difficulties or flat/inverted nipples.
Medela Nipple Shields can be an effective tool for professionals and moms to manage infants with latch-on problems, for moms with overactive let-downs or for flat, inverted and sore nipples. Medela Nipple Shields enable continued breastfeeding without interruption until these problems are resolved.
- Contact nipple shields have a special design for closer contact with baby.
- Available in different sizes (16 mm, 20 mm, 24 mm) - consult with a lactation professional for assistance.
- Made without BPA.
- Contains 1 shield.
Top Customer Reviews
UPDATE. my son weaned himself at 16months and i used the nipple shields the ENTIRE time with NO issues.
(1) For my baby who has nipple confusion, it immediately "fixed" that problem. She latched onto the nipple shield and fed at my breast. Without it she screamed at my breasts. The nipple shield was a saver of breastfeeding for me. Without it, I would have likely done EPing (exclusive pumping; there is a nice discussion board about it on iVilliage), which is much more difficult to maintain.
(2) It also allowed my bleeding nipples to heal (yes, an antibiotic ointment and lansinoh are needed for that); it really is a "shield" against the baby's chewing of the nipples.
(3) Unlike older types of nipple shields, this type apparently does not negatively affect milk supply or baby's weight gain, at least within the first 2 months. See J Clin Nurs. 2009 Nov;18(21):2949-55. Reexamination of ultra-thin nipple shield use, infant growth and maternal satisfaction. I did, however, met with the lactation consultant again to measure how much baby ate in one feeding.Read more ›
Now that I have a second baby, I was having terrible pain when she was nursing. I had every consultant in the hospital give me different advice telling me I was holding her wrong, I was sitting wrong, she will grow out of her strong latch, my nipples will toughen up, and meanwhile, I was crying with every feeding and had bruises on both nipples. At 5 days old, my husband saw me clenching my teeth and curling my toes as I latched our baby on my now-bruised boob and he said "remember those witch's hat thingies you used before? I'm going out and getting you some! You never cried like this with our first!" And he was right! He got one and nursing has been easy and comfortable ever since, for 5 months now. I plan on using it until she weans, hopefully at 12-18 months like our first. I have a huge milk supply, never had any troubles with supply or latch because of these. I wish consultants would get better-informed and stop making new mamas feel like crap for using these.
- Allows nipples that have been damaged time to heal
- Helps with latching for infants who have trouble or mommies with flat or inverted nipples
- Small and easily portable
- Relatively inexpensive (we got them at Buy Buy Baby which was cheaper than the Amazon price)
- Frequent additional washing- at a time when it feels as if you spend half your life washing things, this just adds one more to the list. You really should wash them between each use since some milk collects inside and if you are using any lanolin or nipple ointment they will get greasy. I suggest having several on hand, especially for middle of the night feedings when the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and wash a nipple shield. I have used the medela breast pump wipes but you need to either rinse them or let them dry for 10 minutes after before use so that doesn't really help.)
- They are small and clear- makes them nearly impossible to find when dropped.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It seemed a bit big when I opened the package, but baby took to it instantly. INSTANTLY. Nursing was next to impossible as baby would latch beautifully then break suction after 30... Read morePublished 20 hours ago by WJ08
I like these a lot! They are great when baby has a hard time latching on. Also a nice relief for sore nipples!Published 2 days ago by Katie Conner
Oh my gosh! These changed my life, my newborn son who would not nurse due to my flat nipples was able to nurse. I cried tears of joy when I was finally able to nurse my baby. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kari Charves
This is such an amazing product. I had a ton of issues getting my son to latch even with multiple consultations with lactation consultants in the month after he was born and these... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Alyssa Baker
These helped me breast feed early on, we had latching issues and not to mention the pain (oy!) These helped both problems and worked wonderfully! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Sara Matulia
I no longer used it after my baby learned how to suck without a nipple shield.Published 5 days ago by weini
These saved breastfeeding my newborn who was born with a lip and tongue tie. Before, during and a few weeks after his frenectomy we used these on my sore, cracked nipples. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Crystal E.