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$8.49When purchased online

About this item

At a glance

HSA/FSA Eligible
HSA/FSA Eligible

Highlights

  • For flat or inverted nipples, overactive let-down, or latch-on difficulties
  • Unique cut-out area allows more skin contact between mother and baby
  • Use under direction of a physician, breastfeeding consultant or other health professional
  • Made of pure silicone
  • All parts that touch breast milk are made without BPA and safe for mom and baby
  • Includes 1 shield

Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 6.23 Inches (H) x 4.49 Inches (W)

Package Quantity: 1

Industry or Government Certifications: Meets CPSC Standards

Material: Silicone

Care & Cleaning: Hand Wash

TCIN: 10953414
UPC: 020451672038
Item Number (DPCI): 030-05-0236
Origin: Imported

Description

Medela Contact™ Nipple Shield can be an effective tool for professionals and moms to temporarily assist with infants with latch-on problems, as well as for moms with overactive let-downs or for flat, inverted and sore nipples. Medela Contact Nipple Shield enables continued breastfeeding without interruption until these problems are resolved. Use under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Available in different sizes (16 mm, 20 mm, 24 mm). Nipple shield sizing will depend on the size of the infant’s mouth. The use of nipple shields should be discontinued once problems are resolved.
HSA/FSA Eligible
Restrictions apply; contact your insurance provider about plan allowances and requirements
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 6.25 inches length x 4.5 inches width x 1.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.04 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 212 reviews
93% would recommend
91 recommendations
safety: 5 out of 5
easy to clean: 4.8 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5

Love!!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Lauren - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Amazing! Saves your nipples and a life saver if you have inverted nipples.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 1 year ago
Hi Lauren--- We're so happy to know you love it!
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
safety: 5 out of 5
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Amazing wish they had bigger size!

1 out of 5 stars
First time mom - 2 years ago
These shields are great at protecting my sore nipples but only on one breast. I have the 24mm size, when my baby latches it still hurts as he is still only sucking on the nipple and not the areola part. If it was bigger then I wouldn't have that problem. Please make a large size available. I have a flat nipple problem and this only helps a little.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 1 year ago
Thanks for sharing your feedback! We've gone ahead and passed that along to our product managers. Have a great day!
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
design: 5 out of 5
safety: 5 out of 5
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as expected

5 out of 5 stars
rs123 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
great quality, dishwasher safe and perfect for baby. they do stay a little oily if they dont go in the dishwasher but still safe with handwashing.
easy to clean: 4 out of 5
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Highly recommend!

5 out of 5 stars
Taylortaylor - 3 years ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
These are amazing! My baby has refused to breast feed ever since he was born. He’s a month old today and we bought these to try and he has done amazing with them. They made it so much easier for him to latch. I am so thankful!
1 reply from Your Customer Solutions Team team - 3 years ago
Hi Taylortaylor--- We are absolutely thrilled to know that the Contact Nipple Shield has helped your little one latch successfully. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful feedback and we wish you and your baby all the best in this wonderful journey!
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Amazing product

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Curlie - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
This was the only way I was able to breastfeed...my baby didn't have any issues and I didn't have any nipple issues or pain. I believe it's a must have!
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 3 years ago
Hi Curlie--- Thank you for sharing your experience with other parents. It's wonderful to know that our Contact Nipple Shield was able to help! - Your Medela Customer Solutions Team
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
JessicaD - 3 years ago
Love this! My LO was having trouble latching, lactation recommenced Medela nipple shields. Easy to use, flexible and easy to clean.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 3 years ago
Hi JessicaD--- We're so thrilled to hear that you're loving it! Thanks for taking time to share your great experience! - Your Medela Customer Solutions Team
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
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Amazing thing ever invented for breast feeding

5 out of 5 stars
Kenzie - 3 years ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
I bought this not that long ago and I had a hard time with my daughter latching on to my nipples it was very painful and when I bought this it helped me tremendously I went to pumping only because of how sensitive my nipples were and when I bought the nipple shield and put it on and went to latch her again but for the first time with the shield I could hardly tell she was on my nipple amazing thing to buy if u have sensitive nipples and that’s the only reason why u can’t breast feed the nipple shield is well worth it now I pump and latch my daughter
1 reply from Your Customer Solutions Team team - 3 years ago
Hi Kenzie--- Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing story. We are overjoyed that because of the Contact Nipple Shield you were able to go back to nursing your little one. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with other moms that may be going through the same thing. Have a wonderful day!
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Great shield

5 out of 5 stars
Azalia - 3 years ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
I first used this shield as my baby had a tongue tie and had trouble latching. But even after it was clipped, I still continue using it because it makes it easier for my baby to latch and it protects my nipple from getting sore. I especially like that it is designed so my baby can breath freely through the side opening.
1 reply from Your Customer Solutions Team team - 3 years ago
Hi Azalia--- We're so pleased to know that our Contact Nipple Shield was able to help your baby latch! Thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback.
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useless for me

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
satunian - 4 years ago
These helped protect sore nipples, they just didn't help with latching, and my fussy baby knocks them right off before I can even get them into her mouth.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 4 years ago
Medela is committed to making your experience as positive as possible. You may want to try putting a little water or Lanolin around the edge to help keep them in place better. We appreciate your feedback and will pass it along to the appropriate team. If you continue to have challenges with the Contact Nipple Shields, please consider chatting with us on our website. - Your Medela Customer Solutions Team
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
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Good product

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Morgan - 4 years ago
If you’re having a hard time with the latch or having pain definitely try this shield. There might be some negative opinions out there about using shields but don’t listen. Do what is best for you and your baby. And if using a shield is getting your baby fed that is all that matters. Using a shield will not affect your milk supply at all!! I freeze and store 25 oz a day extra. Basically enough for twins and I only have one. And I use the shield with every single feeding and have since he was 2 weeks old. He is now 4 months. Highly recommend.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 4 years ago
Hi Morgan, we are thrilled to hear that the Contact Nipple Shield has kept you and your little one breast feeding successfully. Thank you for taking the time to share your story and experience! We wish you a long and happy breast feeding journey! - Your Medela Customer Solutions Team
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
KATE - 4 years ago
So I have flat nipples. Baby would barely latch and then would start crying in frustration. My husband brought this home and 5 minutes later my baby is firmly latched and eats for 30 minutes straight. Life saver!
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 4 years ago
Hi Kate--- That's wonderful to hear! We're glad to know that our Contact Nipple Shields were helpful in helping your baby to latch. Thanks for taking the time to share this feedback with other parents. - Your Medela Customer Solutions Team
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
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Amazing

5 out of 5 stars
Mandabby09 - 4 years ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
Easy to use my Preemie baby latches on so much easier using this he loves it and I love it and it’s easy to clean
1 reply from Your Customer Service Team team - 4 years ago
We are thrilled to hear that both you and your little one have enjoyed using our Contact Nipple Shields. Thanks for choosing Medela to be a part of your breastfeeding journey!
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Amazing tool

5 out of 5 stars
Nathalie17 - 4 years ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
For those who really want to breastfeed this is for you moms. My baby was laching perfectly fine but than the nurse gave him a bottle and oh boy it changed the game on me. I got this nipple shield and he laches on perfectly now we are working to go natural without it. Great way to support the breastfeeding mamas.
1 reply from Your Customer Service Team team - 4 years ago
It is fantastic to hear that it helped your little one latch again! Thanks for taking the time to share more about your experience with other parents.
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Saved me from giving up

5 out of 5 stars
Srcole724 - 4 years ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
These literally saved me from giving up. Baby was having a hard time latching, wouldn’t stay latched once she did it right because of my fast let-down. I was at my wits end and did an online search for one last way to make it work because the doctor was starting to push me into formulas,I gave these a shot on a whim, and am now doing great, such peace of mind, I cried when she successfully latched with the first try and fed for about 13 minutes straight, it saved me from giving up.
1 reply from Your Customer Service Team team - 4 years ago
It fills us with joy to hear stories like yours in which our products were able to help make a difference. We're so honored to be able to play a role in your breastfeeding journey. Please feel free to chat with us if you ever have any questions. We're here to help you along the way!
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Amazing!

5 out of 5 stars
Jessica B - 4 years ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
My daughter is only a few days old and we have been struggling to breastfeed. Bought these last night and have not had an issue since. She latches right on now and I feel she gets more milk then just from the bare nipple alone. Very happy with my purchase!
1 reply from Your Customer Service Team team - 4 years ago
Hi Jessica---We are so pleased to hear that! We're glad that our Contact Nipple Shields were able to help her to latch and get more breast milk. Thanks for sharing your positive experience with us and other parents like you who may be questioning which type of product to buy to help with latching. We're sure many will find your feedback helpful.
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3 out of 5 stars
Mama bear - 4 years ago
Unfortunately, this didn't work out for me like I wanted it to. My baby had issues with latching, and they gave me this in the hospital after delivery, but my baby HATED it! It helps with sore nipples, as well, by the way, not just with latching. Unfortunately, my kiddo didn't take to it.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 4 years ago
We're sorry to hear that your little one didn't take very well to our Contact Nipple Shields. It is important to be sure that the correct size Nipple Shield is being used. A lactation consultant or medical provider is the best option to help with this since the size needed is based on the nipple size and the size of the baby's mouth. Please consider chatting with us on our website, if you need assistance in finding a local lactation consultant to help with this. - Your Medela Customer Service Team
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Must have

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
3mama - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I honestly could not have continued breastfeeding without it. Helps especially when you have inverted nipples. After a few days with it baby was able to latch on her own. Also helps give your nipples a break if they’re cracked or sore.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 4 years ago
That is so wonderful to hear. Thank you for choosing Medela to be a part of your breastfeeding journey. We are honored!- Your Medela Customer Service Team
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A nursing must have !

5 out of 5 stars
Ashley’s Asher - 5 years ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
After an unsuccessful breast-feeding journey with my daughter I decided to try again with my son and thanks to the Medela Nipple Shield, breastfeeding my son has been successful this time around. I highly recommend this product.
1 reply from Your Customer Service Team team - 4 years ago
We are beyond happy to hear this! Our team is continuously looking for new ways to help make breastfeeding more successful for both mom and baby, so it brings us such joy to hear stories like yours. Thanks for taking the time to share this feedback with us.
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Get Sizing Right!

4 out of 5 stars
soknurdy - 5 years ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
The sizes for these nipple things are the worst. I never know quite what size I fit. I had originally ordered the S but it bruised my nipple after nursing since it was too big. After I tried the XS, it fit perfect. It's enables my little tongue tied baby to nurse. Yay!
1 reply from Customer Service team - 5 years ago
We're happy you found the perfect size. The size of the Nipple Shield is determined by the size of the baby's mouth. We recommend consulting a Lactation Consultant for proper sizing. Thank you for sharing your feedback with other parents!
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Jaliyah2010 - 5 years ago
these are great! They are great quality and make breastfeeding so much less painful
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 4 years ago
We love hearing that! It's great to know that our Contact Nipple Shields were able to help you continue to breastfeed with less pain. - Your Medela Customer Service Team
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