Written on: 18/07/2012 by JustBeingMe
I ordered my Avent Niplette off of Amazon. I needed the twin pack and Amazon had it cheaper than most other websites, and I shop a lot on Amazon so I got free shipping. Anyway, I've only had my Avent Niplette for about one week and I'm already extremely pleased! I've had one inverted nipple since as long as I can remember and my other nipple became inverted after my last pregnancy due to an infected milk duct and rapid weight loss (always have your NEWLY inverted nipple checked by your doctor to determine the cause). My inverted nipple that I've always had, it was such a stubborn one that it would barely pop out (and not completely ever pop out) while using a breast pump. But, only after a week of wearing the Avent Niplette for around 20+ hours every day, it is finally coming out! I am so pleased that now when I do take them off to let my nipples breathe, they are "retractable" nipples. They do go back in, but BOTH nipples pop out now when stimulated! Which, the newly inverted one was always like that before it went completely inverted. It would stay inverted usually all the time unless stimulated. Which is okay with me, it's better to have retractable nipples than inverted ones (in my opinion). The only regret I have is that I didn't find this product before I had kids. I wanted to breastfeed so bad but couldn't due to my one inverted nipple, and the breast pump only goes so far. I actually found this product because I was considering getting them surgically corrected, but I had watched a video on youtube of the procedure actually being done and it just looked scary and painful! Not to mention, I had read on several forums that you can lose feeling in your nipples and won't be able to even breastfeed at all afterwards. I do hope that surgeons recommend this product to women still seeking to become pregnant and are wishing to breastfeed. I would avoid the surgeons who aren't recommending this product or all other non-abrasive products to those patients to be honest. They're probably money hungry with terrible bedside manners and will just treat you like a walking stack of cash. Not only that, but the Avent Niplette is LOADS cheaper, I can only imagine it's less painful, more comfortable (other than mild soreness around the nipple, I don't feel it at all), no risk of infection and losing your nipple completely, and best of all, you can still breastfeed after treatment! I would ONLY recommend surgery to anyone with inverted nipples if you try the Avent Niplette and it doesn't work. Also, one last tip... I had issues with mine staying on until I read a review on a different website and someone said that they used lip balm. I went out and got a cheap .88 cent tube of chapstick and it works like a charm! No joke. Sounds insane using chapstick on your nipples lol, but it does work! Not to mention it's cheaper than the nipple ointment ($9.99 at my local store). I hope that my review has helped anyone/everyone who has inverted nipples and is wanting them corrected for breastfeeding purposes, or just for cosmetic reasons. I'm also hoping my review reaches those who are tired of the embarrassment and considering surgery. Just try this product first before wasting your cash and subjecting yourself to that much pain! Be patient, be consistent, and expect reasonable results and you'll be one happy camper with the Avent Niplette! =) As with any product though, results will vary.