This product SAVED my breastfeeding experience. I was ready to give up, but I tried this product and my daughter latched! I didn't have to use it very long before she learned to latch without it. I can not give this product enough praise. I had a rough start, but we have been breastfeeding for 10 months now and I owe it to this little piece of silicone.
I almost gave up breastfeeding because i have short nipples. But these worked amazingly and I don’t have any cracked nipples thankfully because these help protect my nipples too. Try them it could work great for you ! Even if your baby has a very good latch these would work for when u do have cracked nipples and u want to give them a bit of a break .
These nipple shields saved my breastfeeding experience. I happened to have some in my hospital bag and when it came time to nurse my son for the first time, my nipples were too shallow for him to latch (pre-term). I was so happy we could pull these out and get him nursing right away! Nipple shields get a lot of hate, but my pediatrician supports me using them and my twins are gaining fine. These are fantastic!
These are a breast-feeding savior. Without them, I probably would have quit a few days in. They protect your (blistered, cracked, bleeding) nipples from aggressive little eaters. My newborns have not experienced nipple confusion with these, but even if they had I would have no problem using them every time I nurse(d).
I had flat nipples and had a lot of problems with latching in the first couple of weeks. These nipple shields worked wonders. I could not have breast fed my baby without them. When I first put it on, my nipple would be only about 1/5 the way. Then my baby sucks for 15 min and my nipple would be drawn out to fill about 4/5 of the shield! Over time it helped pulling my nipple out (and pumping helped too). At 3 weeks I can now feed without a shield.
These saved my nipples during the first stages of breastfeeding. I no longer have to use them (we'll see at teething time). But they're worth every penny for use during the first couple of weeks breastfeeding until your body can get used to it. I would have given up from the sore nipples if it wasn't for these.
The nipple shield itself was a lifesaver during some of our breastfeeding rough patches. My little guy pretty much never seemed to mind that the shield was there. Not to be too graphic, but I had a couple of weeks when his teeth first came through that caused his teeth to scrape against my already sensitive skin...and I ended up with a hole that had a very hard time healing. This shield lets us keep feeding all through it. Yes, the area was still sore, the shield provided the much-needed break my nipple needed from his fresh and sharp-edged teeth. I swear, if it wasn't for these shields, I was about to give up on nursing!
Okay, I was BEYOND skeptical of these at first despite all the good reviews. After two days of wearing one to protect a nipple that I'm trying to heal, I am a believer! My nipple has a large crack that made nursing basically unbearable. I ordered these in the middle of the night out of desperation and boy I am glad I did. They stick right to the nipple with ease, and my baby latches and stays latched the entire nursing session. I now see why some babies have to he weaned from them. I will say that they didn't take the pain away 100%, but it has significantly decreased the anount to where I am no longer dreading the act of nursing my baby. My nipple is finally healing. Long story short, buy these in advance so you have them when/if you need them.