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NUK ipple Shields
NUK Nipple Shields The NUK nipple shields protect irritated or sore nipples, because they do not only relieve the sensitive nipples but also enable you to continue breastfeeding your baby. They are also suitable for flat or inverted nipples as they help making breastfeeding pleasant and contribute to a natural drinking flow. The optimised shape of the nipple shields provides you and your baby with more skin contact – that way, your baby feels more comfortable and the intense bonding between mother and child that results from breastfeeding is not disrupted. NUK’s nipple shields are modelled on the shape and structure of a mother's breast and thus enable your baby to have a natural feeling while drinking. Furthermore, the nipple shields are made of extremely thin silicone that helps babies with a weaker suction to latch on the breasts better and thus enjoy and benefit from the healthy breastmilk too. Thanks to the convenient protective box, you can always store the nipple shields in a hygienic way. Cleaning the nipple shields is also quite easy. After using them, you simply clean them with warm water and some detergent and leave them to dry in a hygienic place. By boiling them on a daily basis, you can also minimise germ growth so that you can use the nipple shields several times. Details: * Made in Germany * Protects irritated or sore nipples * Also suitable for flat and inverted nipples * Optimised shape for more skin contact * Different structures and 4 openings for a natural feeling while drinking * Secure hold in every breastfeeding position * Made of extremely thin silicone * Size M (20 mm opening diameter) * With convenient protective box * Washable
HK$ 212.78
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What are Nipple Shields?

Just gotten yourself into motherhood and you haven’t gotten the hang of breastfeeding? This is a guide about all you need to know about nipple shields. A nipple shield is a nipple-shaped sheath typically made of flexible silicone. It is worn over the areola and nipple during breastfeeding and has holes at the tip of the nipple section to allow breast milk to flow through. They are made to aid in breastfeeding for both the benefit of the baby and the mother.

Benefits of Using Nipple Shields

In the case of mothers with small, inverted nipples, it is often difficult for the baby to latch-on. The nipple shield allows the breastfeeding process to be feasible until the baby’s suction draws out the nipple. It is also useful for babies who have been bottle-fed since birth. They would have grown used to bottle teats and feeding on the mother’s breast directly might be difficult. This issue can be solved by using a nipple shield.

Apart from that, due to constant breastfeeding, a mother’s nipples can be sore and cracked. If breastfeeding is prolonged, it might cause pain to the mother’s breasts. By using a nipple shield, you give time to heal her cracked nipples as well as making a good transition to feeding using bottle teats. For weak and small babies, latching onto the breast for feeding may be too difficult. A nipple shield makes latching on easier and thus, encourages the baby to breastfeed. Furthermore, the usage of a nipple shield allows the quantity of milk consumed by the baby much easier to monitor and control. Which makes sure that the baby is not over or underfed.

Buying Your Nipple Shields in Hong Kong

Before going in and buying your nipple shields, bear in mind that they are not recommended by doctors to be used as a long-term measure. The benefits that come with these handy little breastfeeding tools are to aid in breastfeeding and to provide a temporary fix to a feeding problem. Always try to return to regular breastfeeding as soon as you can!

There are a variety of brands that sell nipple shields in Hong Kong. From Medela, Spectra, Pigeon, Tommee Tippee, Haakaa, and ilovebaby to name a few, you can easily get one that meets your needs and specifications. There are also a few things to consider when you buy your nipple shields. Firstly, the size for these tools may vary. From 21mm up to 27mm, make sure that you purchase one in the appropriate size or it will not be as effective. You might also consider getting a special container to store your nipple shields to ensure that they remain germ-free and sterilized before use.

How to Clean Your Nipple Shields

Before using them, make sure you clean your nipple shields properly. Begin by rinsing it with cold water followed by washing it in hot soapy water. After that, run it under hot water to make sure that it is soap-free. Simply dry and store it in a covered container that is also cleaned in the same way.