Hi! I'm 33weeks pregnant with dc2. With DS I really wanted to breast feed but it all went wrong and didn't work for us. I'd really like to try this time around. I've just seen Medela nipple formers on boots website and wondered if anyone had used them and found them helpful? My nipples tend to be flat most of the time and can take some real coaxing to stand to attention as it were. I found these while looking for nipple shields as they were in all sorts of trouble last time with DS from the outset. Any advice gratefully received.
Hi my little girls just over 3 weeks old now and I've used the meleda nipple shields (the ones with the cut out) since day 5 as I've also got flat nipples I couldn't live without the shields to be honest! She feeds beautifully from them and they really are the only way I would of continued breastfeeding without them I would of quit ages ago as she just couldnt latch to my non exsistent nipples. She's gaining weight fine and feeding well from them I have no cracks or sore nipples and they're super easy to clean and sterilise, I'm all for them if you need them!
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply! I think I'll order them and give them a try. Did you wear them while pregnant to try to prep your nipples or did you wait til you were feeding and do you sterilise them?
Thanks again and congratulations on the arrival of your daughter!
Thank you! I didn't wear them whilst pregnant it was literally a last minute thing one day when my little one wouldn't latch my mum run out to get me some on insistence of the midwife and she latched on them instantly, I wash them with warm water and a drop of fairy liquid then rinse them really well and pop them in the steriliser the only downside is getting them stuck on as if your leaking its hard to get them sealed on if your nipples are slippy with milk I found putting a bit of Vaseline round the edge helped them to suction tight hope that helps!