Test samples were distributed among 7 Belgian maternity wards; 11 doctors (ONE authorised physicians, gynaecologists, paediatricians) were questioned, and all thought that the product provided greater comfort for mothers and help in encouraging them not to abandon breastfeeding.
It has been used in a preventive or palliative capacity and has given overall positive results in both cases.
Reservation should be exercised in using the rings at the time of the first milk flow. In fact, the ring placed on very tight breasts has a tendency of leaving its imprint on the skin. According to the gynaecologist questioned, it does not represent any danger, because the canals are automatically emptied after each breastfeeding, and the imprint is superficial.