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Nipple shields were used to assist with the treatment of inverted, cracked or infected nipples and to aid the flow of milk from the breast.The nipple shield could be worn to assist in drawing out flat nipples or as it was known as the formation of "new nipples".
Small glass nipple shield used for breast feeding.
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