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NIPPLE SHIELD

The nipple-shield is a small protective object to be placed over a nursing woman's nipple during infant feeding.



Georgian silver nipple shield




The nipple shield (or nipple guard) is a circular, slightly convex, disc having either a central hole that encircles the nipple or a conical protuberance that fits over the nipple, having a varying number of small pierced holes. Examples of silver nipple shield are numerous from the first decade of the 18th century.
The diameter of the disc ranges from 4-5 to 6-7 cm.


Georgian silver nipple shield Georgian silver nipple shield: hallmark London 1804

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