Back To Mom - Nipple Shield Weaning Kit
- 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.
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!
Medical Grade Silicone - Proudly made in the USA!
Shipping & Returns
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.
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.
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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.
WARNING: Never leave infants or children alone with nipple shields or packaging to prevent choking/suffocation. Boil for 5 minutes before first use.
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.
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.
I had been trying for 3 months to get my son off the nipple shields. I tried everything! I even paid for a private lactation consultant who in the end said he’ll probably always need them because he just wouldn’t budge. I came across these and thought I’d give them a try. At first they hurt sooo much, I emailed the team and they told me to take a break then try going to shield 2 as shield 1 can sometimes cause pain if your little ones have strong suction. Luckily he took to the shields with lots of persistence!! I used shield 2 for a few days, then shield 1 for a few days, still using regular shields at night. One evening my shield fell on the floor so I thought I’d give him a try and he latched!! It has now been 3 weeks and he is still latching only on the breast. I heard these stories where babies miraculously latch on and never go back to the shield but I never thought it would happen for me. No more mastitis and baby seems much more content and full. I am so grateful to the lovely lady who encouraged me to keep going and gave me great tips. Honestly, just try and don’t give up even if you need to take a few days reset and try again!!
This was my last hope to wean my little one off the shield. I had tried every other technique I'd read about online and nothing would work.
In less than a week the shield weaning kit worked and we were shield free! The first few days were very rough and I had almost lost hope but it worked as intended and made the shield the less appealing option.
I highly recommend this product! Don't lose hope if it doesn't seem to be working at first! Keep trying and you'll get there!
The weaning kit worked for us after two weeks! We used the first two sizes and have successfully been able to move to no nipple shield. These were an innovative design to move off and my baby didn’t get frustrated going from the regular nipple shield to the first size of back to mom. Would definitely recommend!
I want to preface that we are fortunate in that my baby doesn't have any ties or problems with sucking. We were able to latch after birth but were given a shield by a nurse because baby would fall asleep nursing. He is 4 weeks old now and we received our weaning kit last week. My baby has been able to latch without the shield but because the shield has been easier he had become more resistant to even try latching without the feel of the shield. So what I thought was helpful was during the first day I used the first shield, no problems there, but at night he got frustrated with it so I changed my location and position and went back to the regular shield we had.
The second day we used the second shield in our regular sitting position. The second shield was hard to fit into his mouth and he was reluctant to try to nurse with it. I felt it would have been easier to use if it was tapered a little more. But the positive was when he wouldn't nurse with shield two I offered my nipple and he latched. The first few tries nursing this way were difficult because he wasn't comfortable with either shield two or me, but I didn't offer the other shields until night when I changed positions/locations again. The third day he latched without the shield. We didn't even use the 3rd shield in the kit. We've been successfully nursing without the shield during the day for three days now! We also are working on latching in my night position without a shield and have been having more success.
My advice is to be patient with the process! It can feel like one step forward two steps back, but stay calm and keep trying. I was grateful for this kit to help baby get over the need to feel a shield to even try and latch.
The openings for this were for my nipples and milk got around and underneath the shield. It moves around too much and I could still feel him biting me. It was really just a waste of money. I guess I'll use the carrying case for pacifiers if other things.