"My 3 month old has an array of health issues that have gotten in the way of breast feeding, including heart defects, torticollis, a high arched palate and a weak uncoordinated suckle. I saw several lactation consultants, had a lip and tongue tie revision, did physical therapy, and feeding therapy nothing was working and I was ready to give up on my dream to breastfeed. My baby was able to latch and suck on a regular nipple shield but was unable to suck hard enough to transfer more than an ounce or so before getting exhausted and falling asleep. Finally I saw this shield with an open ended design and tried it. He took 5 ounces in 12 minutes. LIFE CHANGER. This shield allowed enough stimulation on his palate to get him to suck but the open ended design allowed milk to flow more freely and for him to get milk without sucking so hard. After 3 months of failure I can honestly say without this shield we would not be breastfeeding". - Cheyenne L.
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! - Lenae S
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 he 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. - Jesse R.
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!!! -- Lindsay Currie
"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!!!"
--Tara - Victoria, Australia
"I bought this because my daughter wouldn’t nurse from me since I had been using nipple shields for three months, since her birth. I am happy to say she is nursing with no shield after just one week! I would highly recommend this weaning kit."
---Corinne - Maryland, U.S.
"I cannot recommend this product more highly for mom’s struggling with painful breastfeeding because of your baby’s teeth. 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. "
---Trinity - Utah, U.S.
"These helped tremendously. I can't believe this isn't a more well known product! I'll definitely be recommending your product to other mommas!"
---Sydney - California, U.S.
Works very well!