Made for Me™ Nipple Shields


Thank you for purchasing Tommee Tippee Nipple Shields. This product support page is here to help you learn how to use, clean and care for your shields, and to help with any queries you may have.

The intended use of the Tommee Tippee Nipple Shields is to protect sore breasts during breastfeeding. Before using your nipple shields, please ensure that you read these instructions thoroughly. Please keep this information sheet for future reference as it includes important information.

  • How to use

    • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.
    • Clean the breast and surrounding area.
    • Do not use soap or alcohol, which can dry the skin and cause cracked nipples.
    • Moisten the shield with water as this will help it stick to the skin.
    • Push the shield almost inside out and place the shield gently over the nipple.
    • Ensure the shield sits comfortably over the nipple and does not move before offering your baby the breast.
    • After feeding, remove the nipple shield.
    • AFTER EACH USE: Handwash nipple shields in warm soapy water. Rinse with clean water. Dry with a clean towel.
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  • Before first use place in boiling water for 5 minutes. This is to ensure hygiene.
  • Do not turn the nipple shield inside out for cleaning. Damage could result.
  • Use a teat brush.
  • Clean before each use.
  • Always wash the product immediately after use.
  • Wash in warm soapy water and rinse in clean water or use a dishwasher (top shelf only).
  • Do not clean with solvents or harsh chemicals.
  • Do not allow product to come into contact with oil based foods (e.g. oil/tomato based sauces) as staining will occur.

Suitable for sterilisation by steam (electric and microwave), boiling or cold water

  • How to use the steriliser case

    1. Open the steriliser case. For best results, using a suitable measure, pour 25ml of water into one part of the steri-case.
    2. Clip it together to close.
    3. Microwave on full power for 90 seconds.
    4. Allow to cool for at least 2 minutes before handling.
    5. Open steri-case and carefully, keeping hands and body away from the opening to prevent scalding from any escape of steam, pour away any leftover water.
    6. Use the lid to prevent the sterilised nipple shields from falling out.
    7. Remove the nipple shields when required, taking care not to touch the teat.
    8. Drain the case fully before re-use.
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  • Inspect before each use and pull the nipple shield in all directions.
  • Throw away at the first signs of damage or weakness.
  • Do not store or leave in direct sunlight or near a source of heat.
  • Do not store with or allow to come into contact with solvents or harsh chemicals.
  • Keep nipple shields out of reach of children when not in use.
  • Do not leave the nipple shield in direct sunlight or heat, or disinfectant (“sterilising solution”) for longer than recommended, as this may weaken the nipple shield.
  • For safety and hygiene reasons it is recommended that the nipple shield is replaced at least every 2 months.
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    It’s most likely that there’s some air getting in somewhere, which means the pump won’t work properly.

    • Make sure that the horn forms a comfortable seal around your breast. Adjust your position if you need to.
    • Check that the diaphragm cup is sitting on the top of the pump body. Make sure it’s been pushed down all the way around the top of the circumference to make a good seal.
    • Check that the connector rod is sitting properly in the diaphragm cup. The rod should be pushed through so that the big part sits under, and the small part sits above the base of the diaphragm.
    • Check that there are no tears on the diaphragm cup.
    • Check the valve is clean and opens easily. Give it a gentle squeeze if it’s stuck.

    The Tommee Tippee® Made for Me manual breast pump is designed to be a perfect fit for Tommee Tippee bottles and pouches (excludes Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature® Glass bottles). You may get leaks and spills if you use other brands of bottles and containers that don’t fit correctly.