Medela SoftShells for Inverted Nipples
If your nipples are flat or inverted, it may be difficult for your baby to latch on during breastfeeding, frustrating you both. These dome-shaped plastic shells have a soft silicone back with a small opening that helps draw out your nipple by applying steady gentle pressure. They also help relieve engorgement. The fronts are vented on top, allowing air to circulate, and highly absorbent foam inserts collect dripped milk and protect against leaking.
- Back disc of soft, flexible silicone for maximum comfort
- Work by applying gentle pressure to the areola which encourages nipple protrusion
- Vented shell provides for natural air flow
- Natural contour to be more discreet under clothing
- Includes 2 shells, 2 silicone backs and 4 absorbent and reusable foam inserts for breast milk leakage
Avent Niplette for Flat or Inverted Nipples
"A simple solution for inverted nipples
Flat or inverted nipples can be a potential problem for women wishing to breast feed. Through gentle suction, the Niplette pulls the nipple out into a small plastic thimble-like cup.
The Niplette™: an instrument for the non-surgical correction of inverted nipples, DD McGeorge FRCS (Plast). British Journal of Plastic Surgery, December 1993.
Non-surgical – uses gentle suction
In a matter of weeks of continued wear, the nipple will stay permanently erect. Ideally use before becoming pregnant. However, you can also use it in the first six months of pregnancy to achieve permanent correction. Any nipple inversion that is not congenital but has occurred recently should be immediately checked by a doctor before the Niplette is used. Use is not recommended in the last trimester of pregnancy.Avent Niplette- For Breastfeeding Needs or Cosmetic Correction
As a surgeon, Dr. Bermant tends to see patients who have failed non-surgical techniques. Each patient who comes to Dr. Bermant after trying mechanical options has said that the traction device had limited effect, none at all, or the problem came back as soon as they stopped using the device. Those with success do not normally come to a surgeon for correction of their problem.