Why does the nipple shield flip up against my baby’s nose?
The rim of a regular nipple shield sometimes flips back away from the breast and covers the baby’s nose or chin. This may happen when the baby is deeply latched. It doesn’t change the effectiveness of the nipple shield. Mothers can flip the rim back against the breast or ignore it. They may be able to prevent the rim from flipping back by moving the baby’s head back a bit. If mothers have a contact nipple shield (one with part of the rim cut out) or double contact (two parts cut out) and the edge of the cut-out is irritating the baby’s nose, they can rotate the nipple shield so that it no longer bothers the baby.