Treatment of inverted nipples using a disposable syringe

J Hum Lact. 1993 Mar;9(1):27-9. doi: 10.1177/089033449300900127.


Seven mothers who had inverted nipples were helped to breastfeed their infants with the assistance of a simple device made from a 10 ml disposable syringe. These women were able to successfully breastfeed within one week. On follow-up, these mothers were able to sustain adequate breastfeeding.

MeSH terms

  • Breast Feeding*
  • Congenital Abnormalities / therapy
  • Disposable Equipment
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Nipples / abnormalities*
  • Syringes*