The Original Silver Nursing Cups - Nipple Shields for Nursing Newborn - Newborn Essentials Must Haves - Soothe and Protect Your Nursing Nipples - 925 Silver (L)
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The movement stretches the nipple and sends signals to the mother’s brain, stimulating the production of the hormone oxytocin, which is vital for milk production and milk let-down. Some mothers did find the use of the nipple shield helpful, although they commented they tended to become dependent on the use of the shield,’ says Dr Lee. There are a plethora of reasons why your baby may have difficulties latching, among them the size of their mouth relative to your nipple size, a resistance to a strong letdown, or a tongue tie.
When the baby is correctly positioned, latched on and sucking, you will be able to see the breast moving as the milk is being ejected.
Since most nipple shields are made out of silicone, it can be helpful to look for labels like "BPA-free" and "food-grade. Even though nipple shields may help facilitate nursing – especially in those tricky first few weeks – they aren’t a cure-all. Made from soft, flexible silicone, the Lansinoh Contact Nipple Shield has a special cut-out design to maximize skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby.The latch of babies with tongues ties is unusually shallow, causing immense discomfort and pain for mothers and frustration for babies.