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Nipple shields, 1786-1821.

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Nipple shields, 1786-1821.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm


Made from hallmarked sterling silver. Nipple shields were designed as breast feeding aids to be worn over the nipple and areola of the breast of a lactating woman, permitting the flow of breast milk while providing a larger surface for the baby to latch on to and a more comfortable method of feeding for the woman.

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