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1: What is the difference between hard and soft nipple shields?
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1: Rubber nipple shields are made from natural latex rubber and usually tend to be softer when compared to silicone nipple shields. The selection should depend on the different needs of each child; using a soft nipple shield for babies with weak sucking strength and a hard nipple shield for babies with strong sucking strength. Moreover, if there is a serious breast wound or nipple injury, a nipple shield can help protect the breast during nursing.
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2: How often should Breast Pads be changed?
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2: As a rule, you should change them every 3 to 4 hours at feeding time. The rich nutrients in breast milk and the heat of your body make Breast Pads an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Be fastidious about changing them. Breast Pads are an essential product for mothers who are breastfeeding their babies, because they catch milk that leaks out. Perfectly adjustable to the shape of your breasts, both sides feature gentle gathers and adhesive tape.
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3: I accidentally put some Breast Pads in the washing machine. Will this affect my other laundry items?
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3: If you accidentally launder Breast Pads with other clothes, the absorbent material turns into a gel that oozes out and can stick to the clothes. If this happens, thoroughly dry the items with adhering gel, and brush off the gel. In addition, rinse and spin your washing tub 2 or 3 times to clean it. The high-absorbency polymer inside the Breast Pads is not a harmful substance, so there's nothing to worry about.
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4: The surfaces of the Breast Pads that I used with my older child have turned brown. Can I still use them?
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4: They will not harm your skin, but we recommend not using them. It is believed that the water-absorbing polymer inside Breast Pads absorbs moisture even when stored, and changes color.
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5: How can I breastfeed my baby if I have flat (inverted) nipples?
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5: Use a pump-style Nipple Puller to “bring out” your nipples before feedings. A product called a Nipple Shield is available for mothers with inverted or flat nipples, or mothers whose nipples hurt during feeding due to injuries or other causes. Applying a Nipple Shield to the breast makes it easy for mothers who have nipple problems to feed their babies, and it is also more comfortable for mothers with painful nipples because the baby does not suck the nipple directly. An alternative method is to use a breast pump to express milk into a nursing bottle to feed your baby.
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6: Why does the nipple on my Nipple Shield collapse?
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6: Sometimes the tip of the nipple collapses during feeding. When that happens, press your breast with your fingers to draw in some air, and the nipple will return to normal.
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7: Is it all right to feed my baby milk expressed with a Nipple Puller?
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7: A Nipple Puller is used to “bring out” your nipples before feeding. Avoid using it as a breast pump. For hygiene reasons, you should not feed your baby milk from inside the rubber everter.
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8: Can I sterilize Nipple Shield cases in the microwave oven?
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8: The cases that are sold with Nipple Shields are intended for storage. You cannot sterilize them in the microwave oven. You need a special separate case for that purpose. Use special cases or bags such as the Microwave Sterilizer and Microwave Sterilizing Bag.

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