Treen French Nipple Shield with Teats

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An early 20th century French nipple shield made from nicely turned treen.

The teats are made from organic material probably from some of fine animal skin and are commonly seen with nipple shields of this period. Now brittle and desiccated but they would have once been soft and supple. The wide end would have been placed over the wooden teat and the infant would suckle on the small end.

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