There are many reasons why a mum may need to supplement her baby with expressed breastmilk or formula. While supplementing via bottle is usually what we think of first, a Supplemental Nursing System (SNS) can be a super handy option for supplementing mamas who want to avoid nipple confusion and keep baby at the breast.
Whether you’re suffering the agony of a damaged, shredded nipple or struggling with flat or inverted nipples, attaching a hungry newborn to the breast when you’re struggling is one of the first true tests of motherhood. When used correctly, a nipple shield can be a total lifesaver for new mums who want to continue feeding but are finding it tough. Here's how to use one.