nipples are a source of frustration and/or
embarrassment for many women whether for
cosmetic reasons or if causing difficulties
Inverted nipple is evident as a slit or
hole in the breast at the location of the
nipple. It is normally possible to pull
the nipple out manually but in some cases
the inversion is so severe it is not possible
for the nipples to become even partially
erect*. Flat or inverted nipples can present
a special problem for women wishing to breastfeed
as this condition can make it difficult
or even impossible for baby to 'latch on'.
If the degree of inversion is very severe
it may not be possible to use the Nipplette
to effect a cure. In these cases please
consult with your G.P.
If one or both nipples have become inverted
'out of the blue' or over a period of several
weeks or months where previously the nipples
were not inverted, we recommend that you
consult with your G.P without delay - sudden
inversion can indicate a condition requiring
prompt medical attention.
does the Avent Niplette
cure inverted nipples?
unique and revolutionary product provides
a permanent cure for inverted nipples. Through
gentle suction the Avent Niplette pulls
the nipple out into a small plastic thimble-like
cup. In a matter of weeks of continued wear
the nipple inversion can be fully corrected.
discretely tucked in the bra day or night,
the Avent Niplette painlessly sucks the
nipple out into a small thimble-shaped cup.
The nipple is gradually stretched and in
one to three months of continuous wear,
the nipple(s) will look perfectly normal
and will be able to become erect in response
to stimulation such as touch or cold.
recently, the only effective method of correction
was surgery, involving sectioning of the
lactiferous ducts under anaesthetic. Though
surgery achieves cosmetic correction, it
can effectively destroy breast function
and therefore can rule out breastfeeding
for good. High costs also make it a less
than ideal solution.
bring the nipples into peak condition we
recommend using a quality nipple cream such
soothing nipple cream with Lanolin.
Gently massage into the nipples frequently
for best results.
If you require to correct inverted nipples
in order to breastfeed it is recomended
to start using the Nipplette at least 2-3
months prior to birth in order to allow
sufficient time to effect a cure.
It is not possible to use the Niplette once
breast milk has started to come through.
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