Nipple Formers for flat and inverted nipples:
Medela Nipple Formers help gently prepare flat or inverted nipples for breastfeeding. You can start wearing them under your bra during pregnancy and in between feeds. The soft, flexible silicone membrane fits comfortably and applies gentle pressure to draw out the nipple.
Benefits of Nipple Formers:
Medela Nipple Formers are a non-invasive method to prepare flat or inverted nipples for breastfeeding.
The low-profile design guarantees a natural appearance under clothing. The soft, flexible silicone membrane offers a snug and comfortable fit, while the rim exerts gentle pressure.
Vented fronts allow for air circulation.
More comfortable and breastfeeding despite flat or inverted nipples
Snug, comfortable fit
Discreet appearance under clothing
Types of nipples:
There are different variations of nipples, such as normal, flat and inverted. Before your baby is born, it is helpful to know what type of nipples you have.
If your baby is able to take in a good mouthful of breast, it is likely that there will not be any complications due to the type of nipples you have. However, flat or inverted nipples are less easy for your baby to latch on to.
To determine whether you have flat or inverted nipples, gently compress your areola three centimetres behind your nipple. The nipple will evert or protrude; an inverted nipple will invert or retract.
If your nipples are flat or inverted, you can use Medela Nipple Formers. They draw out the nipple and can be used during pregnancy or after birth. Formers are worn inside the bra, which may need to be one size larger than normal to accommodate them.