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Nipple shields can be a lifesaver but when you're ready to be done, it can be tough to wean your baby. That's where the Back To Mom™ Kit comes in. Our one-of-a-kind, patent pending system makes it easier to gradually wean baby with our specially molded open ended shields. Get your's today and say goodbye to the shields for good!
Natural Connection/Open Ended Nipple Shield
This open ended nipple shield allows baby to access the nipple directly while creating a guard against friction from suckling and teeth. This helps to prevent agitation and damage to the nipple. It will bring relief to Mom as it helps cover sore, chaffed nipples by providing a temporary barrier for Mom until ready to resume natural breastfeeding.
I was absolutely stunned. I couldn’t believe how well and how quickly this worked for me. I was started on a nipple shield by an overnight nurse who couldn’t help me get my baby latched right and didn’t have the time to deal with a sleep deprived first time mom who was crying that she was failing her baby. After that moment he would scream without the nipple shield. No ties, no nipple issues. I think it just let him being lazy with his latch. When I tried to wean him at two months I saw this product and passed it by, thinking that all the methods I’d read online would work. By 5 months I was willing to try anything to not have to fight with a nipple shield at every feeding. I was definitely skeptical. One day was all it took. He didn’t even use the middle one. After I got him to latch with the biggest one we didn’t go back to a regular shield. We went back and forth from the smallest to largest for about a day and that was it. He was back on the breast for the first time since his first day of life. The next two days he fussed on and off, especially with longer feedings, but e didn’t need a nipple shield or even the back to mom anymore. By a week it was like the nipple shield had never existed. My only regret is passing this up the first time I saw it. Well worth the money.
After trying to wean off of a shield for over 2 weeks, my LC stumbled upon this kit. It worked like a charm! I read every review and every blog post on the site to prepare myself. We had to go back and forth between levels for about 36 hours until she finally got the latch without it. I am so grateful for this product and am telling anyone who might benefit from it about it!
I have heard horror storied of babies becoming dependent on traditional nipple shields and having my milk supply drop and did not want that for us. This shield is cool because it is just partial coverage so your baby is used to your nipple which makes it easy to remove it. My baby had a tongue tie which they didn't discover for a couple weeks and during that period my nipples like killed. I was ready to give up but found this shield. IT WAS AMAZING! I had instant relief. And after his tongue tie was clipped I was able to latch him right to my nipple and he had no problem taking it. Anyone who is considering a nipple shield should try this one first.
I am very much in the process of weaning from the shields. It’s taken my little boy a while to adjust. We are currently using the second lowest shield. I believe he is getting used to the way the shield feels versus his usual shields. He is starting to latch right away to it and hopefully is getting used to having the straight flow from my nipple. I am just taking things every slow for him. Hoping that after a bit more time we will be able to switch to the lowest shield and just maybe finally be without it all together. I feel that the shield encouraged a more shallow latch but with this back to mom shield it seems like he is slowly learning to make a more deeper latch. The hospital gave us these shields because they said I had short nipples. He was in the nicu for asp. Pneumonia due to meconium. So I believe he was just too sick and tired to work at learning to latch in those early days. Slowly but surely. This is farther than Ive ever gotten to get him used to just my breast. My nipples have been very sore but I am not sure if that is because he pulls my nipple through the shield or if I am not used to the sensation of nursing bare. My baby is 6 months and his ped said that he is probably very used to his shield at this point and may take longer to wean. I don’t have plans on stopping nursing anytime soon so I am trying to be patient enough to work through this to get away from the shields all together.
I didn't want to have to use a shield with my second like I had my first because it led me to having a low milk supply and was really hard to wean off shields when the time came. But my second was struggling with his latch and in the process I got blisters and cracked nipples. It was excruciating. I heard about a partial coverage nipple shield and had to try it. It was exactly what I needed! It protected the lower part of my nipple that was being rubbed raw but allowed my nipple to be pulled through. We used it for a couple weeks while I healed and while we worked on his latch. It was so easy to switch back and forth between using it and not using it because he was used to my nipple either way. This really was a life saver for me!
After about a week using the weaning shields during the day, my son stopped needing a shield altogether. We just used the first two in the succession, never needed the third. Nursing was more painful with these, as my son had to suck harder than he does with the shield or with no shield at all. After a week, I just took away the shield in the middle of a feeding. We kept doing that for a couple days (starting with shield, taking away), then just ditched the shield completely. He was 10 weeks old, and I do think being a little older with more head control is helpful.
I haven’t used it yet. It’s too large to transition any of my moms and babies off of. If you made a smaller size the idea is genius
We used a 24mm medela nipple shield since the day after my daughters birth due to shallow latching. We went on with it for almost 4 months as she pretty much refused to nurse without it. I’d try feeding then take it off and latch her but she wouldn’t do it, she’d just get frustrated. So I gave in and bought this kit and it was worth it! Granted it did make my nipples sore because the way the baby pulls it through the shield but she didn’t need the shield after ONE DAY of use!! (Every baby is different though some will take longer). Customer service was wonderful - when I emailed them about the “rubbing” of my nipple against the shield and how it felt like it was blistering, they replied within 24 hours with a thorough email, not an automated one which I expected. Anyway, then I kept trying to use a shield on and off when my nipples just hurt from her nursing (she never nursed without a shield so it was like the beginning of breastfeeding for my nipples lol) and she would refuse to nurse! Not to mention I am 99% sure I’m having more letdowns without using a nipple shield now and she’s gaining weight better. Very very thankful for this product!!!
I tried so many things to weaning my 2 months old from nipple shield and no success. I started google around and found this product which reading the reviews was my last hope. I tried and tried, first with the step 1 and after other steps but the step 1 was the one that my baby away sucking more so I stick with that one.. sometimes she was getting frustrated and didn’t want take so I had to go back to the shield. Anyway, after a month I’m happy to say that worked and she is happy sucking my real nipples. Very satisfied with the customer service provided here and the encouragement to help me. I would say that you just need to be consistent and patient so the product will eventually work. Good luck to other mamas!
I seriously wanted to quit breastfeeding. I was sore all the time. Now I've been using these to feed my baby and it's been such a great product! I alternate from the high to the low depending on which side I'm feeding from. I love that it still allows me to have contact with my baby. I'm very happy I found this before giving up.
I ordered the high and low kit. Ended up just using the high mold. The low just didn't work to well for me... My baby took a little time to adjust, I've never really used a shield. But once adjusted it works great. I take it everywhere I go to help deal with feeling sore. A great product for anyone struggling with sore nipples!
I've struggled since removing my nipple shield to feed my baby girl. My nipples were sore and I'd always stop early. I debated stopping all together. I tried the low model of the bite guard, it worked like a charm. I now can have contact with my baby while feeding! this has been a huge bonding experience! I'd definitely recommend this product! Just be patient, don't get frustrated if your baby takes a minute to transition. I have two of these now and take them everywhere I go. The ladies were very nice to work with!
My baby had her first feed in over a month without a shield the same day I started using this product. She didn’t like the first size so took the natural breast in preference, and has happily fed on the smaller sizes and naturally since. Amazing! The service was also exceptional: they made arrangements so that the product could be sent to me in Australia, and were so lovely to communicate with. I felt reassured and confident that I could overcome the shield. Thank you so much!!!
I cannot recommend this product more highly. I know for sure that I would’ve stopped breastfeeding my baby early had I not found this product. Not only am I grateful that I’ve been able to continue to feed my baby, but also that the time we spend nursing has returned to the beautiful, bonding experience that I cherish.
I had to switch between shields until I found what worked best. The middle shield is actually where I ended up starting. But it worked! The ladies at this company were quick to respond to any question I had!