The Avent Niplette is a device invented by a UK plastic surgeon to provide a permanent cure for inverted or flat nipples. This ingenious device totally bypasses the need for invasive and expensive inverted nipple surgery, usually used to cure flat nipples. It is a medically proven device that can be used before pregnancy to cure flat nipples and therefore enhance breast feeding as it makes it easier for the baby to latch on easily. It works through gentle suction of the nipple into a plastic thimble-like cup. After approximately a month (depends on the individual), the nipple remains permanently erect.
The Avent Niplette can be worn under a loosely worn bra or clothing everyday until the nipple has been fully cured. It can be used to cure flat or inverted nipples in both men and women.
I have personally used this product and I think it is excellent. It is also very easy to use. It started to work after about 4-5 weeks with the nipples outward and permanently everted. I wore it under a comfortable loose bra throughout the day and also at night.
How do you use it?
The Avent Niplette arrives in its packaging with:
2 x niplettes (you can also buy a pack that contains only one)
2 x disposable breast pads
2 x syringes
1 x information leaflet and instructions
Once the niplette has been applied to the flattened or inverted nipple, suction is applied through the attached syringe, which pulls out the flattened nipple into the thimble-like cup. Applying a little baby lotion, cream or oil helps to improve suction and prevent chaffing or soreness of the nipples. It is extremely easy to use and can be worn day and night and can be washed in warm soapy water to maintain hygiene.
When is it not suitable to use the niplette?
The Avent Niplette should not be used in the last two months of pregnancy.