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Ep. 196 – Encore: Let’s Talk Nipple Shields

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Show Notes:

“Is it bad that I’m using a nipple shield? Should I use a nipple shield? Is it something that should be in everybody’s baby shower gift basket, or is this a medical device?”

Does this sound like you? These are some of the most frequent questions Heather and Maureen get during consults, so here’s a little refresher on the hot topic. Make sure you pass this episode along to your friends who are having a baby as well.

Ahh… nipple shields! Some call them friends, some call them foes. This episode covers it all!

Listen in as Maureen and Heather talk through nipple shields, what they are, how and when to properly use them and how to help wean baby off of the shield once they are able to get a great latch without it. Don’t miss this one!

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Listener Question: This listener has been using a nipple shield but wants to wean off: Any advice for moving forward?

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Previous Episodes Mentioned:

Episode 17: Baby Poops and Pees
Episode 82: Tongue Ties, Lip Ties and More: an interview with Michelle Emanuel, Pediatric OT and creator of the Tummy Time Method

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