What style of nipple shield should I use?
Nipple shields may have a full rim, a rim that is cut out on one side, or a rim that is cut out on both sides. The cut-outs are designed to let the baby’s nose touch the breast, but the full-rim style may be easier for the mother to hold. Our clinic has also found that the part of the rim next to the cut-out sometimes pokes the baby and the rim of the cut-out can flip backward, irritating the underside of the baby’s nose. We prefer the full-rim style.