We read with much interest the correspondence by Rathi and Mandliya on a
novel approach to correct retracted nipples by using husband as a suction
machine . The method is not novel and has already been described in the
Breast Feeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) Manual on "Infant and
Young Child Feeding Counseling: A Training Course" for treatment of
retracted nipples . We are also concerned with the social and cultural
acceptability of this method in our set up. We feel that other methods for
treatment of retracted nipples are more acceptable and should be
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to correct retracted nipples. Indian Pediatr. 2011; 48: 245.
2. Infant and Young Child Feeding Counselling: A Training Course, New
Delhi: . Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India; 2006. S14-62.