Flat or inverted nipples can cause problems for new mums who are trying to breastfeed. The Lansinoh Latch Assist is a handy tool to help with this problem.In the early days after birth, mothers may experience engorgement or swollen breasts, a temporary condition that can make breastfeeding difficult and uncomfortable. A mother can also find that her skin has stretched so much that her nipples, which would normally be protruding, may be flat.
Flat nipples may make it difficult for your baby to breastfeed easily. If your baby is unable to get a flat nipple positioned correctly in their mouth they may not receive as much breastmilk as they need.
In these circumstances it is important for you to be able to gently draw out your nipple so that your baby can properly grasp the nipple and areola in order to establish a good latch. For women who experience flat nipples, Lansinoh has developed the LatchAssist, a simple tool to temporarily draw out the nipple to enable a good latch - the first step to successful breastfeeding.
Small and convenient, the LatchAssist comes with a case so that you can have it with you wherever you are, whenever you may need to draw out your nipple for a better latch.
Before use, wash LatchAssist in hot, soapy water. Rinse and air dry. Gently squeeze bulb and place the shield over and around your nipple. Lightly press the shield down against the skin to ensure an airtight seal. Slowly release the bulb for the desired pressure. Repeat gently until your nipple is extended and your baby can easily latch on to the breast.