nipple shield


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nip·ple shield

a cap or dome placed over the nipple to protect it during nursing.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

nip·ple shield

(nip'ĕl shēld)
A cap or dome placed over the nipple to protect it during nursing.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nipple shield

A cover to protect the sore nipples of a nursing woman.
See also: shield
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Intong said normal vaginal delivery (no forceps or vacuum assistance) is generally safe, that C-section should be considered in severe cases to reduce birth trauma, that nonadhesive tapes and dressings should be used on mothers with EB, and that mothers with EB should get counseling about proper care during breastfeeding, such as the use of nipple shields to help prevent blistering.
Nipple shields can be used during feedings to assist the baby to latch onto flat nipples, everted nipples, or an engorged breast, to protect sore or cracked nipples, or to prevent sore nipples.
Mothers should be asked if they use nipple shields, which interfere with nipple stimulation during nursing.