Nipple shields

Made:
1801 in London and London and
maker:
Unknown

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Sterling silver nipple shield, hallmarked, London, 1801

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.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A641258
type:
nipple shield
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment