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.
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...
Genius now pain free would highly recommend it
Bubs and I had thrush my nipples got so cracked I nearly gave up feeding. I persisted for 9 wks before i was given this shield by my mchn I used to cry when he latched on now I am pain free and feeding is more comfortable. My don easily latched on with it on
Comfortable small easy storage
Easily lost due to clear colour
Absolutely genius invention
I am a first time mum and within a couple days of bub learning to feed my nipple become cracked and made feeding him unbearable. Using the shield allowed me to continue breast feeding pain free while my nipple also had the chance to heal while using them. They would stay in place, not leak and not slide off. I still cringed when he would first latch but it was for no reason as there was zero pain anymore and within a week of using the shield I was able to breast feed again without them.
Painfree, stayed in place, inexpensive, able to continue breast feeding, allowed nipple to heal within days.
Need to be a little persistent getting bub to latch on as they r a different size and texture to the nipple.
Worked perfectly for me!!
Just as I was about to give up breast feeding I tried these and miraculously everything worked wonderfully. My baby, who would previously not latch on well to my flat nipples, latched instantly after I had expressed a drop into the shield and began feeding like she had been starved. I had tried these earlier with no luck and thought the same as the rest of these bad reviewers until my midwife showed me how to use correctly- I was wearing them horizontally instead of vertically and it made so much difference to us. The adhesive is more than enou...gh. Every 5 minutes you may need just to flatten the sheiks back against your breast, but I did so with ease and baby did not even notice. These saved my sanity and my money. I was going to start formula feeding the very next day if these did not work. And luckily for my bank account and my pride they are fantastic! Don't need to bother buying the more expensive medela brand. These are half the price and do a wonderfully effective job. Very easy to use once correctly shown how. Cheap!
My 2 month old boy would constantly cry if I tried to Breast feed and would only take breast milk if I expressed and bottle fed. This upset me, so I decided to try nipple shields, as they may feel similar to the bottles teets. He took to them straight away, and it felt as if he was breast feeding like normal. He didn't cry at all! I suppose if u were looking for a nipple shield to be exactly like a nipple these aren't it, but nothing will ever be exactly like a nipple. They worked for me because it was bigger then a nipple and he could attach easier. They saved me!!
Cheap, flexible where it needs to be, works
If you have a big let down the nipple area can fill up with milk and therefore can get messy
Best nipple sheild!
I had to use these for the two months that I breastfed. My sins latch was fine but he hated breatsfeeding!
I tried all other brands but the holes in others were too small and my son hates that he couldn't get milk out fast enough.
These things were a life saver for me!!
Fast flow, gave this mummy heaps of relief
It fell off easily if my son wasn't feeding straight away.
As another reviewer posted, there can be issues with saliva/milk getting in behind the shield and affect the seal, causing them to slip, but I found just removing them and giving my breast and the back of the shield a quick wipe was easy and made them stick again. Because of the good amount of contact you get between baby and breast, they're less likely to affect your milk supply than some other brands that have the shield covering the entire nipple area. Using these shields my daughter and I had our attachment issues sorted out within a week, and no cracked or sore nipples!
Easy to use, soft, mouldable silicon, easy to find and relatively cheap, good contact between babies chin and your breast
can get a little leaky
For any new mother or mother who is having troubles with breastfeeding and not getting the latch on I recommend these brilliant little things! they are a god send especially at 1am in the morning when both you and the baby are stressed out and you need help! I will use these again when we have another baby.
Love these things they were the best thing a midwife had suggested to us to use when I started breastfeeding at the hospital. My husband got the wrong size so I may have gotten cracked nipples due to the sizing!
You have to hold them in place while the baby starts to suckle which gives you a sore wrist sometimes. Also if the baby gets frantic and moves their head fast the nipple shield just flips off!
I could become the spokesperson for Avent Nipple protectors i have purchased so many of them. They were a life saver with both my babies and if it hadn't been for the recommendation from a friend i wouldn't have known these existed and probably would have given up breastfeeding my first baby after a week of extreme pain. Luckily for me i managed to send my husband out in the middle of the night and the rest they say is history. I ended up feeding my first daughter for 14 months and the second baby i am still feeding now at nearly 12 months. ...If i didn't start with these for the first few months i wouldn't have gotten through this long. An absolute god send and highly recommended for damaged, sore, dry, sensitive nipples. Soft flexible shields that are shaped well for babies little mouths. Comes in different sizes for correct fitting. There is nothing i dislike about this product.
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