Should I use a nipple shield for my premature baby?
Premature babies have unique breastfeeding challenges. They are smaller, weaker, and sleepier than term babies. Using a nipple shield may help them breastfeed better. Premature babies may need smaller nipple shield cone sizes. Until premature babies can breastfeed effectively, they need extra milk in addition to breastfeeding and mothers need to express to establish and maintain their milk supply.