Love this nipple shield and in particular the idea of it as working like the breast pump! My little one has yet to need it however we have given it a try and he took to the teat straight away. Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the correct level of suction to keep the shield on can be hard to balance with feeling like it’s too much. Additionally, it can be hard for my son to extract the milk from the teat, meaning he used it more like a dummy when we tried, but that’s nothing against the design, just something we will work on over time. Fantastic investment.
I tried this shield as I was experiencing pain whilst breastfeeding, but found it did not work at all. I couldn’t get the shield to stay on, and then I couldn’t get Bub to take to it. Have tried a few times, even tried filling the shield with milk to entice Bub, but no good, so unfortunately I have now given up. I really wanted it to work as I often get nipple pain from feeding and it seemed like a solution to my issues, but this product just wasn’t for me. Bub takes conventional nipple shields but doesn’t like the shape of this one.
This shield has been a life saver for my sore nipples!! Once the let down happens, this nipple shield is amazing and by far the best on the market. My little one no longer has any direct contact with my nipple which has allowed then to heal and no longer feel pain when brushed by clothing while allowing us to continue our breast feeding journey.
I wish I had had this shield for my first born.
This has been great for my premie baby who has taken a while to work out breast feeding. I find normal nipple shields too painful due to poor latching, but have had no issues with this one. Plus I can actually see he is getting milk in, which is really reassuring for me.
Great product for if you have an over abundant milk supply. I was having a lot of pain Breastfeeding naturally so tried this shield, my babe latched on no problem but she just seemed to suck for dear life to only get a few drops of milk then got frustrated and stopped so we were unable to continue using it. I have enough milk to feed her but not an over abundance like some women. My breasts never leak and I never have to express after feeds to take the pressure off. I think this shield would be perfect for women with a large supply of milk but no so great for us mums who don't.