Treatment for Inverted Nipples

Inverted nipples or flat nipples are the result of short lactiferous (milk bearing) ducts. The Niplette is designed to lengthen these ducts by the application of gentle suction. It is painless and easy to use. Until recently, the only effective method of correcting inverted nipples was surgery, a costly solution that ruled out breastfeeding for good. The Niplette quickly corrects inverted nipples and has proven to be a permanent solution for both cosmetic purposes and normal breastfeeding.


The AVENT Niplette for Inverted Nipples™
instructions for use

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When can you use the Avent Niplette to correct Inverted Nipples?

The Avent Niplette is suitable for correcting inverted nipples which have developed as a result of hereditary factors or during puberty.

The Avent Niplette is suitable for patients having had unsuccessful surgery to obtain cosmetic correction of inverted nipples.

The Avent Niplette is NOT suitable for lactating breasts, however there is no harm in using the Niplette for a few minutes to draw out inverted nipples and help your baby latch on. NB: Use is not recommended in the last two months of pregnancy. DO NOT use on inverted nipples developing later in life without medical advice. If in doubt consult your doctor.

Instructions for use of the Niplette for Inverted Nipples (see diagrams)

Use Lansinoh or Purelan sparingly on the nipple and areola before applying the Niplette to draw out Inverted Nipples.

1 Push the syringe firmly into the open end of the valve.

2 Hold the Avent Niplette over the inverted nipples with one hand and apply suction by pulling the syringe with the other. Pull as firmly as is comfortable. Do not pull too hard - a small smear of the Lansinoh or Purelan at the base of the Niplette will improve the seal and suction.

3 When the nipple has been pulled out, let go of the Avent Niplette, hold the valve and carefully separate the syringe from the valve.

You are now free to continue your daily activities wearing the Niplette. It is easily concealed under loose clothing.

• If you are using the Medela Soft Shells for sore nipples to help keep the Niplette from detaching, carefully feed the tube into the hole of the Soft Shells and center the hole over the nipple, then cover with your bra. The Shells for Inverted Nipples do not have a hole opening large enough to accommodate the Niplette.

To remove the Avent Niplette, push the syringe into the valve to release the vacuum or break the suction with your fingertips.


Important advice AVENT

To obtain the best and swiftest results with correcting Inverted Nipples, the Avent Niplette should ideally be worn as much as possible during the day and night and at the maximum suction comfortable for you. One Niplette is required for each of your inverted nipples. It is possible to wear the device overnight provided you do not sleep on your front and it may be convenient to wear a loose fitting bra. The Medela soft Shells will also help keep in place while sleeping. The Soft Shells for Inverted Nipples can be worn opposite of the Niplette to achieve faster results.

•  Inverted Nipples or flat Nipples can be sensitive, so to prevent soreness or nipple trauma, start out wearing only a few hours using minimal suction and build up as tolerated.

Used regularly, the nipple should fill the mould within approximately three weeks. Continue to use the Niplette until the nipple does not retract. Use of the Niplette can then be reduced. Any initial tendency to retract is easily overcome by intermittent usage.

Some individuals may notice a small amount of discharge from their nipples, this can be entirely normal.

If required the Avent Niplette can be cleaned in warm, soapy water. DO NOT sterilize.


*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 world.

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!

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