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Innovation in the medical sector: more efficient and safer Nipple shields

At OSF, we are a manufacturer of baby care products committed to the health and well-being of mothers and babies.

Breastfeeding is a fundamental process for the healthy growth and development of babies. 

However, some mothers face challenges during this process, such as flat or inverted nipples, sore nipples or difficulty for the baby to latch on correctly. 

It is in these cases where Nipple shields play a fundamental role.

OSF´s Nipple shield can also be a valuable tool in the management of mastitis. 

Mastitis is a painful inflammation of breast tissue that can occur during breastfeeding due to blocked milk ducts or bacterial infection. 

In these cases as well, the use of nipple shields can help relieve pain and facilitate milk expression, thus helping to alleviate symptoms and promote a faster recovery.

What is a Nipple shield?

Nipple shields are devices designed to facilitate infant feeding and enhance the breastfeeding experience for the mother. 

Traditionally made of silicone or latex, these liners are shaped like a hood or thin disk with a bulge in the center that fits over the nipple and areola.

Liquid silicone injection (LRS)

Innovation in this field has led to the development of thinner, lighter and stronger liners, specifically designed for the healthcare sector

These technological advances ensure key features for efficacy and safety:

  • Transparency: Allows better visualization during breastfeeding, ensuring correct positioning of the baby.
  • Thickness: Provides comfort and natural feel during breastfeeding.
  • Adequate hardness: Provides the necessary firmness to hold the shape and facilitate the baby's latch-on.
  • Adhesiveness: Ensures that the liner remains in place during feeding.

The technology used to manufacture these liners includes liquid silicone injection (LRS), which allows for a more efficient and controlled process. 

Benefits of liquid silicone injection (LRS)

Benefits of this technology include: 

  • Reduced manufacturing cycle time
  • Energy savings
  • Optimization of raw material consumption
  • Reduced risk of contamination.

Packaging: To guarantee the safety and hygiene of the product, the liners are packaged in a double bag, ensuring that they reach the end user in optimal conditions.


Baby Care

Nipple shields represent an invaluable tool for mothers facing difficulties during breastfeeding. 

Thanks to innovation in the medical sector, these liners are now more efficient, safer and more comfortable, helping to promote and support successful breastfeeding.

In addition to the Nipple shield, OSF has the capacity to manufacture more Baby Care products. From bottles to pacifiers to teethers.

You can rely on OSF for high quality products. For more information, please contact us.