Definition of Nipple shield

1. Noun. A rubber or plastic shield to protect the nipples of nursing women.

Generic synonyms: Shield



Medical Definition of Nipple shield

1. A cap or dome placed over the nipple to protect it during nursing. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nipple Shield

nippinesses
nipping
nippingly
nippit
nippitate
nippitato
nippitatum
nippitatums
nipple
nipple cactus
nipple clamp
nipple clamps
nipple cripple
nipple cripples
nipple line
nipple shield (current term)
nippled
nippleless
nipplelike
nipples
nipplewort
nippleworts
nippling
nipply
nipponium
nipponize
nipponized
nipponizes
nipponizing
nippostrongylus

Literary usage of Nipple shield

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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"Other clinics: 21 per cent use nothing; 28 per cent nipple shield (glass) ... Other clinics: 60 per cent use nipple shield and compound tincture of benzoin ..."

2. Obstetrics, Normal and Operative by George Peaslee Shears (1916)
"Nil,ple shield. the use of the glass and rubber nipple shield, thus Best kind- removing the cause of the trouble at once. The shield should be kept clean, ..."

3. A Text-book of practical therapeutics: With Especial Reference to the by Hobart Amory Hare (1894)
"Sometimes it is necessary to use a breast-pump or nipple-shield before a cure can be effected. Whenever the nipples become sore, so that it is impossible ..."

4. Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London: Vol. I-XLIX, for the Year by Obstetrical Society of London (1863)
"... for Mr. Francis Taylor, of Romsey, A NIPPLE-SHIELD. Mr. Taylor had forwarded the instrument in question for inspection by the Fellows of the Society, ..."

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