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Nipple Shield Weaning With the Back to Mom Kit

Are you sick and tired of using a nipple shield to feed your baby? If you’re like me, every time a middle of the night feeding rolls around, you’re left searching for that clear piece of silicone while your baby screams. It’s maddening. Also if you’re like me, you hop on your phone and spend endless hours reading through articles and posts about how to wean your baby off nipple shields. And again, if you’re anything like me…none of that advice has worked. That’s what led me to invent the Back to Mom nipple shield weaning kit. Finally, there’s something real and tangible that can help your baby kick that nipple shield habit and make your life more stress free...

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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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NIpple Shield Hacks

  Nipple shields are necessary for many of us but they can add to stress and frustration too. here are some great nipple shield hacks we've picked up over the years to help make the nipple shield life easier. Consult a lactation consultant. We always recommend using a nipple shield under the guidance of an IBCLC. They can help correct any latch issues that may have been present before starting to use the nipple shield. Store the shield in your bra. Ditch the carrying cases that add to the list of things you have to remember to take with you everywhere you go and wash regularly. If you simply store the soft silicone nipple shield in your bra between your breasts...

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You Might Need a Nipple Shield If...

Nipple shields are a great tool that get a bad rep sometimes. Ultimately, they are a lifesaver for many moms who would otherwise not be able to continue their breastfeeding journey. Nipple shields are a clear silicone device that goes over your nipple on your breast and provides a nipple for baby to latch onto. It also acts as a barrier between your baby’s mouth and your nipple. Whatever the reason a nipple shield is needed, we always recommend consulting a lactation consultant before using it if possible. It’s also important to know that there is no shame in needing a nipple shield. It does not mean you failed; it does not mean there is something wrong with you. It...

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Best Breastfeeding Positions When Using a Nipple Shield

Nipple shields can be a life saver for your breastfeeding journey, but let’s face it…they can be annoying! Sometimes they slip off or move around when your trying to feed baby or the end fills with milk and baby unlatches suddenly causing milk to leak all over you (as if you didn’t have enough laundry to do). Until you decide to wean your baby off the nipple shield you’ll have to work around the shield. We’re here to help by listing the best breastfeeding positions for moms who use nipple shields. CRADLE HOLD This is one of the more classic and iconic positions for breastfeeding. First, this position is much easier and more effective with a great breastfeeding pillow. A...

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