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.
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!
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!