Questions & Answers: Evert-It™ Nipple Enhancer

What is the Evert-It™ Nipple Enhancer used for?
Can the device be sterilized?
Why is there a dual tip?
How do I decide which end of the EVERT-IT™ to use?
How does this device compare with the "Nipplette"?
How is this device different from breast shells?
What is the difference between using this device and using a breast pump to evert the nipples?
How much does it cost and how do I order them?
Has anyone reported any damage/trauma to the nipple or areola while using the EVERT-IT™?
Is the EVERT-IT™ easy to use?
Is the EVERT-IT™ Nipple Enhancer easy to clean?
What if my nipples get sore while using the EVERT-IT™?
When the EVERT-IT™ is used the nipples pull out but then they go right back in before the baby latches on. What can I do?
What do I do if the EVERT-IT™ pulls out the nipple but loses the suction right away (before she pushes the plunger back in)?
Has any research been done on this device?
What do I do if the plunger does not slide smoothly in the barrel?


What is the Evert-It™ Nipple Enhancer used for?

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Can the device be sterilized?

The EVERT-IT™ can be boiled if sterilization is necessary. A small amount of shrinkage may occur in the soft tip. The suction should be unaffected by the boiling process. The tip of the EVERT-IT™ is dishwasher safe, but the syringe gets very difficult to pull after repeatedly being put in the dishwasher so we suggest only cleaning the tip this way. Due to the antibacterial nature of breastmilk, we do not believe that sterilization is necessary and recommend washing the Evert-It™ with hot soapy water, rinsing well and then air drying. The EVERT-IT™ should not be autoclaved or microwaved as it will have an effect on the syringe.

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Why is there a dual tip?

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How do I decide which end of the EVERT-IT™ to use?

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How does this device compare with the "Nipplette"?

The EVERT-IT™ is easier to use, costs less, is manufactured in the U.S., and was specifically designed for use by lactating mothers.

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How is this device different from breast shells?

Results are usually more immediate with the EVERT-IT™. Breast shells often work over a period of days by applying gentle pressure over nipple skin. The EVERT-IT™ Nipple Enhancer does not need to be "worn" for hours every day.

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What is the difference between using this device and using a breast pump to evert the nipples?

Our device is smaller, simpler, often less costly, and many mothers find it less "intimidating". It can be used quickly and easily with one hand while the mother and baby are in position, ready to latch on. The mother uses the EVERT-IT™ up to three times, removes it from her breast, and quickly latches the baby on.

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How much does it cost and how do I order them?

Cost and ordering information may be obtained by calling the company directly at 800-310-5817 or by using the on-line shopping cart on this web site.

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Has anyone reported any damage/trauma to the nipple or areola while using the EVERT-IT™?

In our clinical trials and consumer use to date we have not had any reports of damage trauma to the nipple or areola. We recommend that mothers be taught how to use them right from the start (as opposed to a helpful health care professional) so they can control the level of suction applied and avoid skin trauma. This product is not to be used in a manner other than directed.

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Is the EVERT-IT™ easy to use?

100% of the women who used it during clinical trials have said YES.

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Is the EVERT-IT™ Nipple Enhancer easy to clean?

100% of the women who used it during clinical trials have said YES.

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What if my nipples get sore while using the EVERT-IT™?

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When the EVERT-IT™ is used the nipples pull out but then they go right back in before the baby latches on. What can I do?

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What do I do if the EVERT-IT™ pulls out the nipple but loses the suction right away (before she pushes the plunger back in)?

This has happened a few times while using the cone end when the nipple skin was particularly thick and inelastic. Application of either Lansinoh? or water to the inside of the EVERT-IT™ tip will create a better seal. When the mother is using the EVERT-IT™ she can push in slightly before pulling the plunger out.

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Has any research been done on this device?

Research data was being collected during the nonclinical trials required for the FDA approval process and more trials are currently underway. So far very few of the women who have tried the EVERT-IT™ have not found it to be helpful.

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What do I do if the plunger does not slide smoothly in the barrel?

Lubricate the plunger by placing a small amount of vegetable oil on the clear seal.

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