Just saw this on Dr Jack Newman's facebook post - thought I'd share it here:
An article about nipple shields. Written by Anne Chevalier McKechnie and Anne Eglash, published in BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE Volume 5, Number 6, 2010. I will put the link into the first comment. Here's what they say:
"Conclusions: The current literature does not support many of the current practices regarding NS use. The available evidence does not
demonstrate that NSs are safe in the long term for milk supply, infant weight gain, or duration of breastfeeding. Rather than assuming that NSs are safe until proven otherwise,healthcare providers should consider NSs an unknown risk and limit their duration of use whenever possible, until further evidence demonstrates their long-term safety."
It's interesting because they're so commonly offered, as if there's no risk, no harm, why not? sort of attitude. Thoughts?