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Any nipple inversion which is not congenital but has occurred recently should be immediately checked by a doctor before the Niplette is used.
The Avent Niplette is is not always simple to use and painless. It is highly recommended that you purchase this product only from a health care professional knowledgeable about the device. Mothering From The Heart has been selling the Niplette since 1999 and has extensive product knowledge about the device and is staffed by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse specializing in the treatment of inverted nipples. The Niplette can be used by women of any age. It uses the principle of tissue expansion, achieved in this case through long term suction to stretch the lactiferous ducts. It tucks discreetly inside the bra and can be worn day and/or night.
The speed of correction achieved depends on the degree of inversion, the state of the individual's muscle tissue and the rate of wear. A permanent correction is normally achieved in between one and three months of continuous use. Ideally, it should be worn in 8 hour periods per day or night. Should any later tendency to retract be seen, the Avent Niplette can be safely applied again from time to time.
The Avent Niplette consist of a transparent nipple mould with a sealing flange, attached to a valve and a syringe port. It works by applying gentle suction to the inverted nipple. When held over the nipple, air can be withdrawn from the mould using the small syringe, and the inverted nipple is 'sucked out' into the thimble. The degree of suction is controlled by the woman herself, depending on what is comfortable.
The Avent Niplette works because sustained suction gently stretches the lactiferous ducts which hold the nipple 'in', therefore raising the flattened nipple.
Until recently, the only effective method of correction was surgery involving sectioning of the lactiferous ducts under anesthetic. Though surgery achieves cosmetic correction, it is not always permanent and it destroys breast function for future breastfeeding. High costs also make it a less than ideal solution. With the Avent Niplette, duct division is not needed, therefore breast function is not altered and breast-feeding is possible!
Other traditional treatments have involved the use of 'breast shells or 'Hoffman's exercises' that are not as effective nor permanent.
Flat or inverted nipples can be a potential problem for women wishing to breastfeed. The unique and revolutionary Avent Niplette, invented by a leading UK plastic surgeon provides a permanent cure.
Through gentle suction the Niplette pulls the nipple out into a small plastic thimble-like cup. In a matter of one to three months of continued wear the nipple should stay erect.
Ideally, the Avent Niplette should be used before you become pregnant. However, if your breasts are not too sensitive, it can also be used in the first six months of pregnancy by women who are concerned that they might find breastfeeding difficult.
Alternatively you can use the Niplette for the first few days after delivery for a few minutes only before each feed. This will pull your nipple out so that your baby can latch on more easily and breastfeeding can be established.
Once your milk comes in fully, the Avent Niplette will not stay on well enough to function. However, by then your baby will have become accustomed to latching on to your nipple and pulling it out for him or herself.
After the precious and important breastfeeding experience is complete, the Niplette can be used to achieve a permanent correction.
The AVENT Niplette has already helped over 150,000 women.
MOTHERING FROM HEART IS AN EXPERT IN NIPLETTE USE
*Mothering From The Heart
was the sole retailer in the US for the Niplette from 1999 up until 2010.
The owner, Marsha Bearden is an RN and Board Certified Lactation Consultant
specializing in helping clients with inverted and flat nipples. Her years of
experience and knowledge about the device have led to her compilation of
information and extra recommendations for the Niplette product that far exceed
other retailers. MFTH was consulted by Avent when creating their brochure and
instructions for the product. The Avent company has sent clients to MFTH for
troubleshooting and she frequently consults with Cosmetic Surgeons around the
We are happy to assist all men and women with product support of the Niplette. If the product is not purchased from us, we do have to charge for the service. Sorry, but this is time consuming and can only be offered to clients ordering directly from us. The service is FREE to all clients purchasing from MFTH!