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Nipple coming through shield?

Is it normal to have 4 small dots where the openings in the nipple shield are when you pull baby off? It looks to me like he's pulling the nipple through the holes in the shield

DS has had a couple of feeding issues including a very strong suck and a mild tongue tie. His tongue tie is fixed, and he sucks with his tongue now, but I'm still in a lot of pain when nursing even with the shield. It could still be due to the damage he caused, my nipples are still healing. But I'm wondering now if the pain is from him sucking the nipple through the holes.

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Re: Nipple coming through shield?

  • Hmm, I used a shield and my nipple definitely didn't come through the shield. I would make sure the shield is the right size. Your nipple could be rubbing on the side of the shield. 
  • No! Ouch! Definitely talk to an LC about sizing, it sounds like your shield is too small. 

    http://blog.medelabreastfeedingus.com/2015/05/medela-breastshield-sizing-guide/#.Vx1SR9iDnCQ
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  • I agree with above posters. I'd suggest a larger size nipple shield, it made all the difference for me. 

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