Advanced Ob/GYN Blog

Will I be able to breastfeed if my nipples are flat or inverted?

Nipple shields, which are made of latex or silicone, may be used to help an infant latch on to a flat or inverted nipple. They may also be helpful for engorged breasts, sore nipples, or transitioning a premature infant from tube feeding to breastfeeding. The lactation consultants at the hospital will be able to advise you on whether a nipple shield may be helpful for you.