The Original Silver Nursing Cups - Nipple Shields for Nursing Newborn - Newborn Essentials Must Haves - Soothe and Protect Your Nursing Nipples - 925 Silver (L)
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Holding the nipple shield facing towards you, with your thumbs either side of the teat, bend the rim of the shield as if you were going to turn it inside out, but stop halfway.
To determine your nipple shield size, grab a ruler or measuring tape and measure the diameter of your nipple at the base, but be sure to not include the areola and measure in millimeters. If you find yourself confused, just remember that 1 centimeter is equivalent to 10 millimeters. Before you decide to buy a nipple shield, The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) recommends trying the following:
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Place the nipple shield over the nipple, being careful to place it centrally, and covering the hole at the tip of the teat with a finger.
Breastfeeding is pleasurable for mother and baby and should not be painful for the mother, says Dr Lee. If your midwife has given you the go-ahead to use nipple shields, follow the manufacturers instructions, which should read like this: Contrary to what you might’ve heard, nipple shields should only be used when recommended by a midwife. You and baby feeling comfortable goes hand-in-hand with finding the correct nipple shield size. If you have the incorrect size, you may experience more pain, and baby might not get a great feed. Be sure to buy your correct size to ensure you both feel extra comfortable.For a baby to breastfeed properly, they must be correctly positioned at the breast, and have correct attachment, with the whole nipple in their mouth, including the areola, says Dr Lee. If breastfeeding is correct, the baby will have their mouth wide open, with the lower lip curled outwards and their face resting against the breast. In some specific situations, the use of a nipple shield for a short period of time may provide some relief and support in the early days. The midwife will suggest a nipple shield if they think it appropriate, says Dr Lee. Such instances include: 1. Flat nipples