Nipple shields: Creating a supportive approach

2 modules


Course Length
60 mins

Medela Global Education



In this course, lactation consultant Donnianne Noble, explores the possible impacts of nipple shield use on the breastfeeding dyad.

A thorough look at current research and social perceptions of nipple shield use will be explored.  A focus on improving underlying latch problems, avoiding common nipple shield pitfalls and suggestions for optimal education and follow-up will be discussed.

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13692.



Donnianne Noble, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Donnianne Noble received her RN degree in 2004, deciding at that time to dedicate her education, skills and expertise to working with new families in their transition to parenthood.  For the last 17 years, Donnianne worked as a lactation consultant, staff educator and charge nurse in the Postpartum and Breastfeeding Clinic at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington, the first Baby-Friendly Hospital in North America.  Donnianne has spoken at regional breastfeeding conferences and created online lactation learning modules always focusing on increasing maternal self-efficacy with the goal of helping mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.


Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss appropriate situations and possible impacts of nipple shield use in the breastfeeding dyad
  • Develop optimal education and follow-up to support mothers using nipple shields


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate Nipple Shields

Learning Credits

Nipple shields: Creating a supportive approach
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The same excellence in presenter and content that we have become familiar with. Medela’s passion for providing families and professionals with the best is unmatched.
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