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Back To Mom - Nipple Shield Weaning Kit

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  • DITCH THE SHIELD: Fastest way to wean off nipple shields and get back to skin on skin feeding.
  • SPECIALLY DESIGNED: Each shield is molded with soft round edges for baby's mouths.
  • 3 STEP SYSTEM: Gradually introduces Mom's nipple. 
    • SKIN-LIKE FEEL: Unique silky texture to feel just like Mom's skin.  
    • FOOD-GRADE SILICONE: Latex-free and BPA-free.
    • MADE IN THE USA: Medical-Grade Silicone, no harmful chemicals, patent pending. 
    • WHAT'S INCLUDED: 3 open ended nipple shields that get shorter and reduce baby's desire for the shield with each step.  

    Additional Description

    Are you looking for a way on how to get baby off the nipple shield? Introducing the world's first and only Patent Pending NIPPLE SHIELD WEANING KIT! Lactation consultants recommend weaning off the nipple shield and getting baby back to mom as soon as possible. We make the nipple shield weaning process easier with this 3-step system to say goodbye to nipple shields for good.  Our patent pending design gives mom the option to choose how much or how little contact is desired.  Each shield is progressively shorter which allows more access directly to Mom's nipple.  Our shields are specially molded with soft round edges for baby's mouth.  This kit also helps protect Mom from any unwanted biting or agitation during breastfeeding. Say goodbye to the shield forever and start your shield free breastfeeding journey with the Back To Mom™Nipple Shield Weaning kit!

    Materials

    Medical Grade Silicone - Proudly made in the USA!

    Shipping & Returns

    Shipping: Products ship within 1-3 business days.

    Returns: 100% refund for packages returned unopened. Partial refunds given for products returned opened or used.

    Return Policy

    Returns 
    Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. 

    To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. 

    Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases. 

    Additional non-returnable items: 
    - Gift cards 
    - Downloadable software products 
    - Some health and personal care items 

    To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. 
    Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

    There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable) 
    - Book with obvious signs of use 
    - CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened 
    - Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error 
    - Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery 

    Sizing

    The Nipple Shield Weaning Kit shields are 23mm at the opening of the nipple. They worlk best for moms who are currently using 24mm shields but have somethimes worked for moms using 20mm shields.

    Use Instructions

    WARNING: Never leave infants or children alone with nipple shields or packaging to prevent choking/suffocation. Boil for 5 minutes before first use.

    IMPORTANT TIPS:


    Be patient.
    This process can take time. Babies have good days and bad days.
    If you experience pain or pinching with SHIELD 1, skip straight to SHIELD 2. If pain persists with SHIELD 2, stop use and consult a lactation specialist for underlying issues.
    Don’t push it too much. A calm baby will be more likely to accept something new. You don’t want baby to associate your nipple with being upset so it’s okay to just use the shield baby is used to and try again after baby is calm.
    Express/pump to help induce a quick letdown and express a few drips onto your nipple and the Back to Mom shield to help entice baby to latch.
    Use the bait and switch. If baby refuses your breast or the new shield from the Back to Mom kit, start feeding baby with the shield they are used to and after they’ve fed for a few minutes quickly swap out the Back to Mom shield.
    Try to get as much skin-to-skin contact in as you can before and during the weaning process.


    If you are successful at latching baby to the bare breast and you have a lot of pain or blistering, consult a lactation specialist as latching issues may be persisting.


    INSTRUCTIONS:


    Boil for 5 minutes
    before first use and once a week thereafter.
    Wash the nipple shield in hot soapy water before each use.
    Beginning with SHIELD 1, hold the nipple shield by the rim and flip the nipple shield inside out half way. Center the nipple shield over the breast and nipple and place the cutout where baby’s nose will be).
    If baby accepts the new shield and successfully eats with it you can move onto SHIELD 2 and then SHIELD 3. You can try to latch to bare breast at any point as well.
    The Back to Mom shields with their open ends can reduce the sucking satisfaction for baby. If baby latches and immediately unlatches it’s a sign they are unhappy with how it feels because it’s not holding it’s nipple shape. This can be good. It leads to baby more quickly realizing that your bare breast is the most satisfying and best way to get your milk. Continue to try to use SHIELD 1 at the beginning of each feeding and introduce your bare breast when baby refuses to accept the shield. This is why it’s key to pump/express before you begin so as soon as baby latches and sucks a little on the bare breast they are instantly rewarded.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 72 reviews
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    Mom Johnson
    I really wanted them to work

    Didn’t work for me :/ my 9 week old would not latch on to them at all. Her tongue kept going into the hole and would not suck. I tried all 3 stages. I use the Medela shield 24mm but actually need size 21. The BTM shields were just too big. I actually went back to Medela and changed to 20mm which is significantly smaller and will try to wean from there. More work needs to be done on these shields as they don’t seem to give a good success rate.

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    Holly-Marir Richards
    They work!

    I had only ever been able to feed my LO using shields until finding these when she was 10 weeks old. I had tried all of the usual weaning strategies and nothing would work. Less than a week of using them and we’re shield free! Although they are quite painful, we were only using them for a couple of days so definitely worth sticking it out!

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    Mandy Shankman
    Ouch!

    I was desperate to get my nearly-6-month-old off the shield and used step one for about 24 hours. Maybe I needed a larger size, but her pulling my nipple through the opening felt like the rim of the shield was slowly slicing through me. I was going to wait until I wasn’t sore any more to try step two, but that took about a week and she miraculously just stopped using the shield before I got around to trying it. I can’t really say whether step one helped to warm her up to ditching the shield or if developmentally she was just more ready to be flexible, but I can say it wasn’t really that much better than when I just cut the tip off a normal shield myself.

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    Mel S
    A±+ product

    We had been using nipple shields for 3 months while waiting to get hit tounge tie clipped and it only took a week to get him weaned off the shields with this kit!

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    AD
    Baby didn’t like it

    Unfortunately, my baby wouldn’t latch at all with the weaning kit. I was really hopeful! Great quality product though.