Nipple Shield recommendations??

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  1. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Anyone??? I'm in pain and not seeing the MW till monday and she's not latching on right - I need a quick fix until Monday.

    Can anyone recommend a particular brand??
     
  2. Laura1984

    Laura1984 Ruby's Mummy

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    i'm the same but not seeing mine untill thurs!!!!

    :hugs:

    xx
     
  3. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    i'm sure i just had the basic one's from mothercare, they were quite good. :hugs:
     
  4. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    I didn't find nipple shields helped me at all with Savannah, they hurt more actually. I used to give her feeds through a syringe when she wasn't feeding right.
     
  5. Sweetie

    Sweetie DD, DS, and a Surprise!!!

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    When I was having issues I used the medela brand ones. They come in all sorts of sizes so you should be able to find something that will work for you. I got mine from the hospital NICU when Brooklynn was in there so I'm not sure what stores would carry them.
     
  6. sonny

    sonny Mummy of Tabitha

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    I used the thin solicone type ones from mothercare as Tabs found it difficult getting on initially as my nipples were sooooo small...lol huge now! After about a month she didnt need them as she got the hang ok
     
  7. Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie I adore my 3 children !!!

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    :hi:

    Sorry to hear your in pain !! :( I was there too.... BIG :hug:

    I didn't get on with the shields... I found it hurt even more. maybe just me :shrug: but the ones I tried were the MAM ones and the Avent ones... expensive job I tell ya !!!

    I have a fab tip for sore nipples though... Jellanet !!! You can get it from any pharmacist.. I got mine from a Sainsbury's one... It's a gauze with a moisturising lubricant on it, and you pop a bit over the end of your nipple between feeds... It really helps to keep the skin supple so that you don't feel the stretch so much when babe latches on again.

    Also there was a fab video which Margerle posted in my thread... I'll have to go find it... That's what saved me in regards to latching on.


    brb xxx
     
  8. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Thanks bud!! The mw came today and said Im doing it right and my nips should settle now my milks come in. I couldnt get any shields locally and had too much on to go looking for some so I've just cracked on as best I can. :shrug:

    Right - let me go look at this vid....

    x
     
  9. Emmea12uk

    Emmea12uk The Folic acid police!

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    Medala ones are fab if you have small nipples. Tom was used to my small nipples so wouldnt latch onto shield with large teats. Medala comes in small which was perfect.
     
  10. formunky

    formunky Well-Known Member

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    i used medela silicone one...worked well and was thin enough you felt warmth through it....good for bonding
     

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