Medela Nursing Contact Nipple Shields
Medela Contact Nipple Shields protect your nipples during feeding and help your baby to latch on
The special shape maximizes skin contact between you and your baby
The 100% BPA free shields are available in three sizes
Available in three sizes: 16mm, 20mm and 24mm
out shape allows a high skin contact between you and your baby
Enables breastfeeding despite latch on difficulties or sore, flat or inverted nipples
Medela Contact Nipple Shields
A nipple shield is a thin, flexible piece of silicone that you place over your nipple before breastfeeding to protect it. There are holes in the tip so your milk can pass through to your baby. Some mums worry that having a barrier between themselves and their baby may interfere with the intimacy of breastfeeding, which is why Medela Contact nipple shields have an open section to ensure you still enjoy plenty of that special skin contact.
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 thats comfortable on sensitive skin
Safe and taste-free for your baby
Shape maximises skin contact between you and your baby
There are three main circumstances when you might use nipple shields:
If you have sore, cracked nipples, or are suffering from nipple pain.
If you have flat or inverted nipples.
If your baby has problems latching on to the nipple and is not drinking milk well.
Your lactation consultant or breastfeeding specialist will be able to advise you whether or not nipple shields are appropriate for you, and can also support you with your ongoing breastfeeding needs.
After washing your hands with drinking-quality water and drying them thoroughly, grip the wings of the Contact nipple shield to guide it into place. Moistening the shield with drinking-quality water will help it stick. See the Contact nipple shield instructions for full details of how to put them on.The nipple shield should fit comfortably on your nipple without pinching Medela nipple shields come in three sizes, so you can find the best fit for your type of nipple, our handy fitting guide has more details. Remember youll need to clean them after each use and disinfect once a day this is often easiest using a microwave sanitising bag see instructions for details of cleaning and sanitising. Contact nipple shields come with a convenient carry case so you can keep them safe between uses.
Nipple shields for sore nipples
Sore or cracked nipples can have a number of causes, so its important to get to the root cause before deciding on what to do about them. For example, if you have sore nipples you may want to try hydrogel pads or breast shells first, as well as seeking further lactation support. If these dont improve the situation, Contact nipple shields can protect your nipples while still enabling breastfeeding made from ultra-thin, soft silicone, theyre gentle