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Are nipple shields dangerous?

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In brief: No

Nipple shields are meant to be used short-term, to help with inverted or sore nipples.
If placed improperly, it is possible that they could decrease milk intake. Ideally a mother should be working closely with a lactation consultant to address latch or position problems, in order to quickly wean off the nipple shield. The intl. Lactation consultant assoc. Website can provide a nearby referral.

In brief: No

Nipple shields are meant to be used short-term, to help with inverted or sore nipples.
If placed improperly, it is possible that they could decrease milk intake. Ideally a mother should be working closely with a lactation consultant to address latch or position problems, in order to quickly wean off the nipple shield. The intl. Lactation consultant assoc. Website can provide a nearby referral.
Dr. Victoria Acharya
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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Most women don't need nipple shields unless their nipples are inverted, but they aren't dangerous.

In brief: No

Most women don't need nipple shields unless their nipples are inverted, but they aren't dangerous.
Dr. Becky White
Dr. Becky White
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