My bub was taken to NICU within a few hours after her birth and had to be force fed formula through bottles. Due to this, we were unable to breastfeed although we continued to try when home through many tears. Unfortunately she just could not latch - or didn’t want to as it was not what she was used to. I was just about to give up when I saw an advertisement for these nipple shields (after already purchasing the haakaa and loving it). I figured I had nothing to lose and purchased the round nipple shield and triangular nipple shield. My baby instantly took to the round nipple shield which was most similar to her bottle teats and this is how we fed for a week before I decided to give it a go without the shield. I can now proudly say that I have a breastfeeding bub when I didn’t think it would ever be possible! I am absolutely thrilled and truly have this purchase to thank! Best invention. Honestly, whoever thought of these is genius!
My son didn't latch using the shield, it seemed quite large and stuck out a long way from my actual nipple? He had to hold his head back to get onto the shield and suck.
Seems like it was made of good quality material and was shipped promptly.
After ordering this nipple shield with tears in my eyes only 1 week into breastfeeding with my newborn I am beyond impressed!
My newborn was having a difficult time latching correctly due to my large nipples and his small mouth, my nipples were cracked and bleeding and my baby was frustrated due to me attempting to get him to latch so many times. After reviewing and contemplating I ordered a nipple shield at 2am Tuesday morning and my order arrived on the Thursday! With this shield my nipples have been able to recover quickly and after a week of using the shield I am now able to successfully get baby to latch without the shield and with no more pain on my end and frustration on his! I experienced no issues with the shield, easy to attach to my breast and my milk let down happened quite quickly once baby started to suck. 5 stars from me!
I saw the reviews and thought I'd give this a go. My LO has a great latch and I don't have sore nipples, but he is a slow and lazy/weak sucker. I somehow thought the shields would assist in his lazy sucking but I think due to his suck being weak and he also gets tired from sucking, there is not enough power through the shield to get any latch or milk coming through. I bought two shields. Used one and one still in its box. Was worth a try, Haakaa is an amazing brand.
Sorry to hear that you are not having the best experience. This nipple shield does require bub to latch and actively provide the suction to stimulate let down. If you would like to troubleshoot your situation to see if we can help assist you in your journey please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. It also may be worthwhile seeking assistance from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to better understand bub's lazy sucking as they are best placed to provide this personalised advice.