The Midwives' Cauldron

To Nipple Shield or not to Nipple Shield?

July 03, 2024 Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed Season 5 Episode 13
To Nipple Shield or not to Nipple Shield?
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The Midwives' Cauldron
To Nipple Shield or not to Nipple Shield?
Jul 03, 2024 Season 5 Episode 13
Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed

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In this episode Katie takes Rachel into a conversation about why the nipple shield topic gets Katie’s knickers in a Twist. 

 We discuss: 

  • The history of their use from1500s to present day
  •  How the research might not be telling the right story?
  •  Why are they so controversial? 
  • We ask do nipple shields affect how much milk the baby can take out of the breast?
  •  When might be a good reason to use a nipple shield – way more reasons than you probably think! 
  • How do you get the right fit, and who are we fitting the shield for, the baby’s mouth or the mum’s nip?
  •  Do babies attach differently when they use one?
  •  And we discuss how to wean off from using a nipple shield.

All this and tons more packed in to one episode for your eager lug’ols.  

Want to listen to the new podcast 'The Feeding Couch'? Find it here or on all good podcast hosting platforms! 

Get 10% off Katie's Breastfeeding & Lactation: the fundamentals online course today with code POD10 at checkout. 

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Disclaimer
The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

The podcast accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use or reliance on the content.

Show Notes

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In this episode Katie takes Rachel into a conversation about why the nipple shield topic gets Katie’s knickers in a Twist. 

 We discuss: 

  • The history of their use from1500s to present day
  •  How the research might not be telling the right story?
  •  Why are they so controversial? 
  • We ask do nipple shields affect how much milk the baby can take out of the breast?
  •  When might be a good reason to use a nipple shield – way more reasons than you probably think! 
  • How do you get the right fit, and who are we fitting the shield for, the baby’s mouth or the mum’s nip?
  •  Do babies attach differently when they use one?
  •  And we discuss how to wean off from using a nipple shield.

All this and tons more packed in to one episode for your eager lug’ols.  

Want to listen to the new podcast 'The Feeding Couch'? Find it here or on all good podcast hosting platforms! 

Get 10% off Katie's Breastfeeding & Lactation: the fundamentals online course today with code POD10 at checkout. 

Support the Show.

Like this podcast? Leave us a review here
Want more from Katie and Rachel?
Katie's website
Rachel's website

Disclaimer
The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

The podcast accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use or reliance on the content.