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Medela Contact Nipple Shield With Casing (L)

$26.90
  • Enable breastfeeding when latching on is difficult or painful or if you have flat or inverted nipples.
  • Protect sensitive, dry or cracked nipples during breastfeeding.
  • Made from transparent, ultra-thin, soft silicone that’s comfortable on sensitive skin.
  • Safe and taste-free for your baby.
  • Shape maximises skin contact between you and your baby.
  • BPA free.
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Description

The Medela Contact Nipple Shields are a practical and effective breastfeeding solution to sore, cracked, flat or inverted nipples. The specially formed contour allows you to continue breastfeeding, with maximum contact between you and your baby. Medela Contact Nipple Shields are made from ultra-thin, soft silicone which is odourless and tasteless for your baby. They come with a convenient storage case, so they're easy for you to take with you and keep clean and hygienic.

The Medela Contact Nipple Shields are available in three sizes (small = 16mm, medium = 20mm, large = 24mm). To check the size you need, measure the diameter of the nipple base after breastfeeding when the nipple is warm and moist. This is the measurement that should be used as a guide for the contact Nipple Shield. For sore and cracked nipples seek support and advice from your health professional.

Who is suitable

  • Flat or inverted nipples: Some babies have difficulty latching onto the breast. Flat or inverted nipples can contribute to latch-on problems. A nipple shield gives the baby a larger area to latch onto, while breastfeeding helps draw the nipple out. This makes it easier for the baby to subsequently latch onto the breast without the nipple shield.
  • Latch-on difficulties: Other babies are slow to learn how to latch on in the first week. The use of a nipple shield can temporarily assist the baby in attachment to the breast, until the baby has learned the proper technique without the use of a shield. Silicone has been used by Medela in the manufacturing of their Nipple Shield because it has minimal odor and taste.
  • Overactive let-down: Occasionally a mother will have an overactive let-down response which can cause a baby to choke and pull off the breast. Using a nipple shield can slow down the flow of milk, thus enabling the baby to continue nursing. As the baby matures and becomes more coordinated with the sucking and swallowing, the nipple shield is no longer needed.

How to Use

  • Always wash the nipple shield in hot soapy water and rinse in hot water before and after use.
  • Place the nipple shield in hot water prior to nursing. This makes the shield more pliable and adhere to the breast better. A small amount of lanolin cream under the rim, but not in the nipple portion, may also help it adhere to the breast.
  • Handle the nipple shield by the rim. Turn the nipple shield inside-out halfway. Place the nipple shield over the breast with the nipple centered inside the nipple portion of the shield. Then flip the shield right side out, enclosing as much of the nipple as possible. If using the Contact™ nipple shield, position the open section where the baby’s nose will contact the breast.
  • Support the breast with a “C” hold. Place thumb on top of the breast and nipple shield and with fingers below, away from the areola (the dark pigmented skin surrounding the nipple).
  • Tickle baby’s lower lip with nipple until he opens WIDE, then quickly pull baby onto the nipple shield, so baby takes as much of the nipple as possible into his mouth. 
  • If the nipple shield is being used for a baby having difficulty latching onto the breast, remove the nipple shield after a minute or two of breastfeeding. Try to attach the baby to the breast without the nipple shield. Continue to do this with each feeding until the baby is able to latch-on without the shield. Some babies need only one or two sessions with the nipple shields, while others may need more.

WARNING: It is important to use a nipple shield under the direction of a healthcare professional or lactation consultant.

Additional Information
Facts
Ingredients: Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
The 100 per cent BPA-free shields are
available in three sizes and come in a practical storage box.
Size L
Additional Information
Facts
Ingredients: Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
The 100 per cent BPA-free shields are
available in three sizes and come in a practical storage box.
Size L