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Medela Contact Nipple Shield - Standard Size (24mm)

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  • 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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Technical Details
Item Weight0.8 ounces
Product Dimensions6.3 x 4.5 x 1.2 inches
OriginMade in USA
UPC020451672038
Item model number67203
Safety warningUse under the care of a breastfeeding consultant or physician.
Target genderUnisex
Minimum weight recommendation16 Ounces
Maximum weight recommendation96 Pounds
Material TypeBPA Free
Batteries requiredNo
  
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ASINB000067PQ0
Best Sellers Rank #121 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  
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Product Description

Medela contact 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. 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 safe for mom and baby. All Medela breastmilk bottles and products that come in contact with breastmilk are and always have been made without BPA. 


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One day when she was 2.5 months old I tried nursing without it.
ang-waw
I found my milk supply was not at all affected and actually seemed to go better for me as I was more likely to do more frequent feedings on both sides with the shield.
Nicole Almeida
I have had no cracking or bleeding of my nipples my baby had no problems latching on and has helped her go from bottle to breast without any problem.
Amanda

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289 of 298 people found the following review helpful By TR27 on November 22, 2009
I bought this nipple shield to separate my bleeding and cracked nipples from the fabrics of my clothes, not realizing its true function at the time. Later I learned from my lactation consultant that clear plastic wrap (the thing you use to keep your vegetable fresh) serves as a barrier quite well, and the nipple shield is used for actual feeding. She taught me how to use it, as my nipples were in a terrible state due to poor latch-on, and that my baby refused to take anything but rubber nipples (we had to bottle-feed her from Day 3 to treat her jaundice; since then she had refused breasts). I used it almost exclusively until my baby was 6 weeks old, when one day she finally took the breast. Here are the pros and cons of this nipple shield based on my experience.

Pros:
(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.
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63 of 73 people found the following review helpful By I. Berryman on July 16, 2009
Hallelujah! I had the hardest time in the beginning breastfeeding my daughter. She didn't latch correctly but yet had a very firm latch, so she literally took skin off of my nipples. Obviously it was extremely painful. I would wince in pain when she latched on, but once she was on it was ok. I freaked out after I saw blood near her head in her crib, but it was my blood from my nipples dripping out of her mouth! Aack! So I finally got a clue and saw a lactation consultant. Thank God for that profession. I showed her my nipples and she said that other women would have quit breastfeeding by then. But I was determined to breastfeed. She introduced me to these nipple shields, and I started using them right away. What a difference it has made! No more pain and baby and I are both happy as can be nursing! I now own 5 of these, I wash them periodically with soap and water and keep them in a Ziploc bag. It's handiest for me to wash them while I am showering. I keep two in a Ziploc bag in my diaper bag in case I forget to bring the other ones, which has happened.
The lactation consultant initially told me to eventually discontinue them when my daughter learned to latch correctly, but I am still using them and plan to do so the entire time I nurse because my pre-nipple shield experience was extremely painful.
I only wish I found them sooner, and I recommend them to any mother that is experiencing latching problems or inverted nipples. They truly are a wonderful product that I could not live without.
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67 of 85 people found the following review helpful By VLP on January 26, 2010
I pumped for the first 2 months because my baby wouldn't latch. I tried everything including many trips to a lactation consultant. She was a "tongue thruster" as they would say. After 2 months I was completely worn out from pumping and my dreams of breastfeeding seemed like they were gone. I had bought this shield at the beginning but was afraid to use it because of worries of decreased supply, etc. Well I was away from my husband for a week at my parents and pumping and feeding her by myself left me no time for sleeping during the night so I figured it was now or never. I tried the shield and since it was so similar to the bottles she had been using she did way better latching then normal. I tried removing it after 2 mins like it said and it never worked. She will be 9 months on Friday and I have been breastfeeding with the shield 100% of the time since then. I have bought an extra one as a backup but my original is still working. The best money I ever spent for her. Thank you Medela for another great product.
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Almeida on May 28, 2013
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I was hesitant to use any type of breast shield as the information that I had been given said that they would cause a decrease in milk supply or nipple confusion for my baby.

So, for the first few weeks of breastfeeding I suffered.

I cried, bled, and my husband practically begged me to stop, as he couldn't stand to see me in so much pain.

As a last resort before quitting breastfeeding I went to target and bought this shield after much research. I decided that it was at least worth trying and if my milk supply decreased, it would at least be better to have some milk rather than be forced to use formula.

I wish I would have known how much it would have helped since day 1. Once I used the shield, I could finally stand to give a full feeding without using a painkiller. The cracks in my nipples finally had a chance to heal! Within a week or so, my nipples were healed using combination of lanolin and APNO cream (which also works miracles). After a few weeks and fully healed nipples, I weaned myself off of the nipple shield and since then have been exclusively breastfeeding without having to once resort to formula or bottle feeding.

Without the shield I don't think it would have been possible to properly heal the cracks in my nipples, which at one point bleed so bad and caused me to get infectious mastitis and have to take antibiotics. I wish it were more common to recommend them especially in the beginning when the babies mouths are smaller and less likely to get a full latch. I found my milk supply was not at all affected and actually seemed to go better for me as I was more likely to do more frequent feedings on both sides with the shield.

UPDATE:
At my son's last health check, he was 4 months and 18 lbs 12 oz and 26.5".
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