19th century Nipple shield

This 19th century wooden nipple shiled can be seen in the collection of St. Thomas' Hospital's old Herb Garret in London. It was used to prevent the baby biting the nipple during breast-feeding.

  • Photo by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (July 2011), courtesy of "The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret"'s curator.

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