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How to Make Your Nipple Shield Stick

Make sure you’re applying it right First things first, make sure you are using your nipple shield the right way. It also really helps to make sure you are using the right size nipple shield. Soak it in warm water Soaking the nipple shield in warm water heats up the shield and makes the silicone more pliable which will help it stick better. The shield being warm is a bonus because it emulates your natural nipple which is body temperature all the time. To warm your shield just hold your shield in a bowl of warm water. Make sure the water is not too hot as it can burn you or your baby. Use lanolin Lanolin can help act as...

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When to Wean Baby Off Nipple Shields!

  For whatever reason you began using a nipple shield, one of the most asked questions is how do I get my baby off the nipple shields? Most the time the answer is, as soon as possible. The longer you use nipple shields with your baby, the harder it is and longer it takes to wean them off. Of course, it depends on why you started using a nipple shield in the first place. There are however a few reasons to hold off on weaning your baby off the nipple shied: If your baby is a preemie and is still to small to latch properly without the shield then continuing to use the shield is necessary. The same goes if...

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