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Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 3:10pm

Anyone used Niplette while pg to prepare for breastfeeding?

Hi all, I'm only 10 weeks pg but have always wanted to breastfeed. I have 'shy'/flat nipples and I'm worried that this might cause problems, so I'm considering buying a Philips Avent Niplette device which is meant to solve this problem. Just wondered if anyone else has used one and what were the results? Apparently you can't use them in the third tri so if I get one it will be pretty soon. Would love to hear advice/experiences from all your breastfeeding mums out there.


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Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 5:06pm

I have one inverted nipple (and luckily i'm not shy about it on here anymore!!) and thought it would cause me problems but actually my dd was able to feed from it ok. She had a tongue-tie so there were some issues with latching on at the start but it had nothing to do with my inverted nipple and once she'd got the hang of feeding she was able to do the work of the niplette herself!

So i'd say maybe hold off spending your money on it and see how you go. You might find that your baby manages just fine.....they are such clever little things :smile:




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Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 5:52pm

I would agree with Michelle, I had flat nipples as well but they aren't any more, since starting to breastfeed I could probably hang my coat on them!


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Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 6:04pm

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Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 8:45pm

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Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 8:10am

2 mums, I had some really good stuff from La Leche league on flat and inverted nipples that I would have passed on to you but when I checked my in box, I'd deleted it by mistake :-( . I'm sure if you email them, they will send it to you. There are some exercises you can do to help your nipple pop out (but only in the final few weeks of pregnancy, don't tweak them too much now, it can cause contractions), they also had some good advice on latching a baby on an inverted/flat nipple. But of course, as the other girls have said, its perfectly possible to feed your baby without too much hassle, and afterwards you have a handy spot to hang your coat!





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