The Haakaa Breastfeeding Nipple Shield is a world-first design made of 100% soft silicone, with an extended teat that puts space between your nipple and your baby’s mouth.
If your little one bites down, pulls away, or if you have sore or cracked nipples, you will still be able to breastfeed with ease and comfort. Our Nipple Shields suction onto your breast, giving you a hands-free breastfeeding experience.
Available with a round or triangle base, the Haakaa Breastfeeding Nipple Shield allows you to experience breastfeeding without the worry of discomfort and pain! The round base is larger and suctions on more easily, making it more suited for those who are new to using nipple shields. The triangle base is smaller, but allows for more skin-to-skin contact, making it more suitable for those who are experienced with using nipple shields.
We offer two teat shapes: the orthodontic teat and the nipple teat. The orthodontic teat is thumb-shaped to replicate the shape of a mother's nipple during breastfeeding, making it more readily accepted by breastfed babies. The nipple teat replicates the silicone teat of a baby bottle and is better suited to help your baby transition from breast to bottle.
Our Orthodontic Shield has an opening that's 28mm in diameter for your nipple.
Our Bottle Nipple Shield has an opening that's 23mm in diameter for your nipple.
Patented one-piece design with no joints, cracks or edges for mould or bacteria to harbour.
Nipple design allows babies to mimic a natural sucking rhythm, making it easier for babies with difficulty latching.
Suctions on to all breast shapes, making it easier for new mums to use and enjoy a hands-free breastfeeding experience.
The anti-slip ridged outer edge make the nipple shield easier to hold while the baby is feeding.
Variable flow teat allows your baby to drink continuously and prevents them from choking if milk flows too fast.
Space between mum’s nipple and the nipple shield teat prevents baby from biting the nipple.
BPA, PVC and phthalate-free.
Dishwasher and microwave steriliser safe.
1. Squeeze the chamber and fold back the base of the shield.
2. Centre the opening of the shield over your nipple, press to your breast and fold the base to its original position.
3. Release your grip on the chamber - you should feel light suction.
4. You may not get the shield perfectly in place first try, so readjust until it is comfortable.
5. Introduce your baby to the shield to start feeding. Your breast milk will continue to flow into the extended teat, allowing your baby to feed.
Tip: Try expressing a few drops of breast milk into the shield before attaching to promote an easier latch.
Wash before and after each use. Although dishwasher safe, we recommend hand washing in warm soapy water and rinsing and drying thoroughly. Do not use any bleach-based cleaners or tablets to sterilise or clean your Haakaa products. Instead, we recommend using the Haakaa Dish Soap. To sterilise, use a steam steriliser or boil in water for 2-3 minutes.
Check product condition regularly. Replace if this product shows any signs of damage. Do not store near any sharp objects. Only soft bristle brushes or soft sponges should be used to clean this product as hard scourers may scratch the surface. This product is not a toy. Keep out of reach of children and pets when not in use. Adult use only. Do not use this product for anything other than its intended purpose. Store product in a cool dry place and avoid direct sunlight. Excessive stretching of the shield may cause tearing.
This product is designed for mothers who are physically unable to breastfeed due to sore, cracked nipples and should only be used in the interim before returning to natural breastfeeding once your nipple has healed. If you are able to breastfeed successfully and experience slight discomfort, we suggest using our traditional nipple shields as a protective alternative if your nipples become raw and sore.