I had to use them, but it was because the baby would not latch on... but they are the same thing. I hated them. mostly because I wanted to 'really' breastfeed. I also had to pump because of a lack of stimulation from non direct contact. it really did help though, she would eat just fine with it on and was getting plenty to eat.. hope this helps!!!
Yes I used them, they were WONDERFUL!! My son was tounge tied and could not latch so I used them til he got his tounge clipped. I also have an inverted nipple so I used one on that side for about 2-3 weeks and then it was pulled out far enough and he was good enough at latching on that we didn't need it anymore!
It didn't help me because I had inverted nipples and after I had flat ones so my son still refused to breastfeed but if your only flat and not inverted it should work because I noticed a big difference just not enough to help me Lol. Good Luck!
i used a nipple shield on my left inverted nipple for about 2 weeks. My doula said I might have to use it indefinitely, but around the 2 wk point, my nipple started coming out, and DD took the nipple just fine. My inverted is now very much protruding at 6 weeks thanks to a good latch & awesome medela pump.