The Dos and Don’ts of Nipple Shields

Nipple shields can be a great option for breastfeeding moms having trouble with latching or sore nipples, yet these silicon wonders can often pose their own challenges. What exactly is a nipple shield and how is it used? What types of babies typically benefit from using a nipple shield? Also, what are some of the difficulties of using one and why would you want to wean your baby from it as soon as possible?

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Additional Resources

KellyMom.com | Nipple Shields
https://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/wean-shield

BreastfeedingUSA.org | Nipple Shields: Friend or Foe
https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/article/nipple-shield-friend-or-foe

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