Seems like a good quality product for other issues, but didn’t help me at all. The reviews and product description weren’t totally clear about whether it might curtail the gumming/clamping nursing style my little one uses instead of sucking, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. I didn’t really expect it to work, so no big deal, but just to make it clear to anyone else - the cover does nothing to stop an infant from clamping down & bruising your nipple.
My baby refuses to nurse with it
This saved my nipples from permanent damage! I was given a traditional nipple shield by the lactation nurse in the hospital because I was experiencing a lot of pain and blisters. In the following weeks I continued to use it while working with my son to fix a tongue tie and latch issues that caused pain. The problem was, my son sucked so hard that my nipple was sucked through the small holes at the end of the nipple shield and I was left with 4 bumps that would last longer and longer after each feed. I saw this open ended shield and knew it was exactly what I needed. My nipple was protected where is poor latch had bee causing pain but the end of my nipple was saved from having 4 permanent blister marks. Once we had to wean off shields it was so fast and easy to just step down to the low open ended shield and eventually no shield. I wish I would have used this nipple shield from the start!
This was useful when my little guy started teething, but I had trouble keeping it place. I still use it, and I would recommend 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.