Get the Medela, don't waste your money.
Thin silicone? No. It's twice the thickness of the Medela and so much more bulky. It falls off due to the shape if the flange, unlike the Medela which stays put. Honestly if I had tried these first I would have thought all nipple shields were awful. But no. It's just the Avent ones. Get the Medela ones, most people are medium. Don't waste your money on this pathetic attempt of a product.
My milk came in late after the birth of my baby so I have been supplementing with formula and she has been on the breast mostly for her comfort and for me to build up my milk supply, which is low. She is now used to bottles for a satisfying feed and is extremely impatient and fussy at the breast. I have been to midwives, a lactation consultant and on Youtube so I know how she should latch but I can't seem to get her to co-operate. The first time using the nipple protector is the first time I have been able to get a proper latch. I can already ...take the nipple protector off and she can latch properly without it most of the time. I will keep alternating until I don't need the protector. I have read some other reviews and many people said the protector keeps falling off. I found that rinsing the protector under some warm water before use keeps it adhered to the breast. Also expressing some milk and putting it inside the protector gets my baby interested right away. I wish I knew about this sooner.
You get what you pay for
These drive me crazy with falling off & make breast feeding stressful (but i need to use them due to flat nipples)... Worth spending more on other brands which stay on a lot better (but still aren't great). Seems they lose their suction within a few uses.
Saved my nipples and breastfeeding hopes!
Day 3 and had only been able to breastfeed twice as my nipples are quite small and bub couldn't latch properly creating bad cracks between my nipple and aeriola, was worried she wasn't getting what she needed and midwife suggested a shield as I was determined to breastfeed.
First use and she latched immediately with some expressed milk over the shield and drank like a champion - and I haven't looked back. She is feeding more and more each feed and all my worries have gone. I should add my milk supply is abundant and flowing quickly, and bub ha...
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