Don't Give Up On Breastfeeding: Here's Something That May Help! by Dr. Bridget Boyd

5 years ago
Don't Give Up On Breastfeeding: Here's Something That May Help!

Proper latch is important, but if you continue to struggle, you may still be able to continue breastfeeding. Nipple shields have helped many moms continue to breastfeed. For a variety of reasons, some babies are better than others with obtaining and sustaining latch. 

If proper technique and positioning aren’t working for you, a shield might be helpful in teaching a baby to latch, especially if the baby is used to feeding from a bottle. This should be done with the help of a doctor trained in breastfeeding or a certified lactation consultant.

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

Medela SoftShells
Medela SoftShells $13
Help solve some of the most common problems faced by breastfeeding women: nipple soreness, flat or inverted nipples, and engorgement.
NUK Barely There Nipple Shield With Case
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Triangular design maximizes mother-baby skin contact.
EliteBaby Nipple Shield Case
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Cases seal tight to keep contents sterile, no matter how much they’re jostled. Pack of 3.

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