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Medela Nipple Shield (1 shield) - Contact or Regular

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Medela nipple shield can be an effective tool for a new breastfeeding mother with latch-on problems or an overactive let-down response. Medela Nipple Shield, worn over the nipple and areola, has a special design that allows an uninterrupted flow of breast milk, while providing a larger surface for the baby to latch on to. The nipple shield enables continued breastfeeding without interruption until these problems are resolved. You can read Nipple Shield Instruction Manual for more information.

WARNING: It is important to use a nipple shield under the direction of a healthcare professional or lactation consultant.

Medela Nipple Shields are individually packed to ensure sterility. Because Nipple Shields may diminish the stimulation needed to sustain lactation, they should be used only with the supervision of a professional.

The 'Contact' style nipple shield has a cut-out section of the shield (see picture above) for more skin-to-skin contact with your baby.

Available in different sizes: 16mm, 20mm and 24 mm. BPA-free.

We also offer other products designed to relieve breastfeeding discomfort:

Medela 2oz Tendercare Lanolin
Medela SoftShells for Sore or Inverted Nipples
Earth Mama Angel Baby Breastfeeding Support Kit
Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter - Lanolin-free!
Nipple Cream from Motherlove Herbal Company

We are a Medela Certified Nursing Center and we have the complete catalog of Medela Breastpump Parts and Accessories
Reviewer: Emily
01/28/2011 03:16pm
This was a lifesaver (literally). My son had lost too much weight when he was born and was not doing well. He needed breast milk but could not latch on correctly and did not really do well with bottles. This made it so simple for him to drink and he was satisfied with it. Also, in about two weeks time, he mastered the sucking and latching technique and I was able to wean him off of it. He has been breastfeeding ever since!user review
Reviewer: Jen
10/26/2010 03:45pm
The lactation consultant at the hospital gave me one of these when I was having problems with latching on and then the sore nipples that follow. I honestly think I would have given up on breastfeeding if it hadn't been for these. I used them for under a month and since then breastfeeding has been easy and pain-free!user review
Reviewer: Jen
10/26/2010 10:30am
The lactation consultant at the hospital gave me one of these when I was having trouble with latching on. I would have given up on breastfeeding if it hadn't been for this product and the help of the consultant! After less than a month I was ready to wean off of it and breastfeeding has since been easy and pain-free!user review
Reviewer: Jenny
10/07/2010 04:47pm
I received one of these at the hospital because my baby really had difficulties latching onto my flat nipples. Baby fed fine with it, although it took a LONG time--40 mins to an hour per feeding. I was really stressed out about trying to wean baby off the shield, but at 10 weeks, baby just threw the shield off and went 'bareback.' It is a pain to constantly be washing it, putting it on, and when your baby knocks it off, cleaning up milk and putting it on again, but you can be successful with breastfeeding with the shield. You might want more than one, for those desperate times when baby is crying and you can't find the darn thing! The shield was also helpful a couple other times when I had a painful bleb. Tip: try to find scent-free dishwashing soap to wash it in, because it tends to take up scents of soap even though it is latex.user review
Reviewer: Nicole
05/19/2010 11:30am
These are the only way that I was able to breastfeed. I found the contact style with the cutout is a little harder to keep on than the other style.user review
Reviewer: Traci
05/17/2010 01:09pm
Such a relief when thought wouldn't be able to breastfeed due to nipple issues.user review
Reviewer: Jaime
10/02/2009 05:09pm
These are FANTASTIC! I have had problems nursing both of my babies, and these helped me tremendously with the pain and allowed for them to latch on better.user review
Reviewer: Jess
02/10/2009 11:46pm
If it wasn't for the shield, my daughter would have been bottle fed. I sought out help and support from pediatricians, lactation consultants, family user review

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We do require a Return Authorization for all returned merchandise. Items returned without a Return Authorization (RA) number on the outside of the package might be refused delivery or charged a restocking fee. To receive an RA number, call us at 1-888-998-2229 and we will be happy to assist you. Returned items must be received in brand new clean (sellable) condition including original packaging, manuals, warranty cards, tags, etc. Please note that items sold with free shipping will be refunded the product cost less our shipping expense. The customer is responsible for all return and exchange shipping costs, with the exception of flawed merchandise.

No returns on Dutailier furniture or glider cushions
No returns on products marked "Clearance" or "Final Sale"
No returns on books.
No returns on personal-use breast pumps.
Once the box is opened or unsealed, we cannot accept returns of bottles or breastpump replacement parts, due to hygiene and sanitation. Certain bulk parts come from Medela without boxes - because there is no sealed packaging in the first place, we cannot take these back.
There is a 20% restocking fee on - strollers, car seats, mattresses and co-sleepers

Dutailier gliders, cushions, and ottomans cannot be returned or exchanged but you are covered by warranty in case of flaws or shipping damages - just contact us and we can order a replacement and send you a prepaid shipping label at the manufacturer's expense.

You may select your shipping service during checkout. The Nurture Center offers Ground and Air services, as well as Priority Mail. Most orders ship within one business day (check the item availability info for exceptions to this rule). Please note that we cannot give credit for shipping costs if packages are delayed by the carrier in transit or by international customs inspection.

The Nurture Center ships Monday thru Friday (except holidays). Orders placed on Saturdays and Sundays will not ship until the next business day. We will get express orders out the same day if ordered by 1PM pacific time.

Shipping costs are calculated real-time based on shipping method, weight, and distance. We keep these prices as low as possible by never charging a handling fee or adding any markup. To see the actual shipping cost, press the "Add to Cart" button for the items you would like to order. Enter your zip code and click "apply" to see your shipping choices. If you do not finalize your order, your personal information is not transmitted to us.

FedEx Ground

The Nurture Center ships by Fedex Ground. We ship most items from Northern California - see the map below for FedEx Ground transit times to your location Please note that Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays are not considered transit days.

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Fedex Express Saver - 3 Day

Express Saver is a good selection if you are ordering from the East Coast. It takes 3 business days when Ground delivery would be 5 business days.

2nd Day Air and Overnight

We use FedEx 2-day and Overnight. Express orders should be placed by 12 noon pacific time to be guaranteed same-day shipping.

If you order is placed late on Thursday or on Friday morning, and you need Saturday delivery, please enter "Saturday Delivery" in the Comments section. There is an additional charge for FedEx Saturday delivery, which will be added to your shipping charges after your order is placed.

Priority and First Class US Mail

Priority Mail shipping is appropriate for P.O. Boxes, APO addresses, and packages under 4 pounds. Packages under 13 ounces with the Priority Mail shipping option selected might ship First Class Mail.

Shipping Policies for Dutailier Furniture

All Dutailier Furniture must ship Ground. We cannot ship Dutailier Furniture outside of the Continental US, but we can sometimes ship the replacement cushions.

International Orders

We do ship worldwide. In checkout, the country selection box will show the countries that we are able to ship to at this time. We use Priority Mail International which is 6-10 day airmail service, and Express Mail International, which is 3-5 business day delivery service. Not all products are permitted to ship outside the United States.


California customers will be charged 7.25% sales tax.



Medela Pump in Style Advanced BreastpumpsMedela is the national leader in breastpumps and breastfeeding support products, with the most highly-rated products on the market. All Medela products are free of BPA and Phthalates, so you can use their breastmilk pumping, storing, and baby feeding products with confidence.

The Nurture Center stocks the full line of Medela accessories for pumping and milk storage, as well as all the replacement tubes, batteries, adapters, shields, and extra parts you could need for any current or older Medela pump. We are proud to be a Medela Certified Nursing Center and carry the complete line of medela parts online and in our local store.

Our most popular pumps are the Medela Freestyle and Pump in Style Advanced. They have free shipping by Fedex ground but we also have options for overnight or 2-day if your situation requires it.
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