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What are nipple shields?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Nipple covers

Nipple shield are covers to your nipples so that the force of the babies suck is spread over a larger surface of the breast areola.
It is helpful with inverted nipples and sore or cracked nipples.

In brief: Nipple covers

Nipple shield are covers to your nipples so that the force of the babies suck is spread over a larger surface of the breast areola.
It is helpful with inverted nipples and sore or cracked nipples.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: Plastic shield over

Nipple shields are small plastic shields worn over the nipple and areola and are used in specific situations where breastfeeding is challenging, such as small or inverted nipples or babies with weak sucking motions.
They should only be used as sparingly as possible and preferably with guidance from a lactation consultant or specialist.

In brief: Plastic shield over

Nipple shields are small plastic shields worn over the nipple and areola and are used in specific situations where breastfeeding is challenging, such as small or inverted nipples or babies with weak sucking motions.
They should only be used as sparingly as possible and preferably with guidance from a lactation consultant or specialist.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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