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Pain and nipple shields: review of a research study

Pain and nipple shields: review of a research study

Pain and nipple shields: when professional techniques to reduce pain in breastfeeding are not effective, the use of nipple shields can be considered one of the resources for nipple pain management. It is well known that pain, and especially sore nipples, are one of the leading causes of women stopping to breastfeed earlier than they planned to do so (1). To reduce pain, professionals who accompany mothers in their breastfeeding journey should evaluate and help mothers to improve their breastfeeding…

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All about nipple shields

All about nipple shields

A few years ago, nipple shields were kind of like the devil. The rule was “take out the nipple shields” and we encouraged all mothers to remove them as soon as possible. The nipple shields that were used a few years ago have nothing to do with today’s nipple shields, and that type of nipple shield did endanger breastfeeding.   Why? The oldest nipple shields were made of materials as varied as glass, silver or ivory. Nipple shields from the 70s…

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