Medela Breast Shells For Sore Nipples are breast shells designed specifically to help with sore nipples, they offer protection that allows the nipple to heal. Medela Breast Shells feature a soft, flexible back for exceptional support. They adapt to the shape of your breast. The Breast Shells have a low-profile design for a natural appearance under clothes.
- Provide protection until nipples heal
- Soft, flexible backs for exceptional comfort
- Low-profile design for a natural appearance under clothes
- Holes allow air ventilation to nipples for faster healing
- Collects milk leaks (not to be fed to baby)
This product contains 1 pair of breast shells (2 pc).
Benefits of Breast Shells
The soft, flexible, BPA-free silicone membranes feel comfortable on the skin and adapt to the shape of your breast.
Breast Shells help prevent friction from clothing, reducing discomfort and promoting healing through air circulation.
The Medela Breast Shells allow unique wearing comfort. The discreet shape and the flexible silicone membrane, which is gentle on the skin, mean that they are pleasant and invisible to wear. The ventilation holes in the top of the shells allow air to circulate, thus preventing humidity and promoting healing. The Breast Shells protects sore nipples from further chafing (incorrect positioning of the baby’s mouth around the breast could be a reason for the soreness). Milk leakage is simultaneously collected. The shells can be worn continuously between breastfeeding sessions. If soreness becomes severe or persists, consult a physician or lactation consultant. Avoid wearing at night to prevent tender spots.
Assembly and Use
Put the silicone membrane on the shell. Be sure it snaps on all the way around. Place the assembled Breast Shells inside your bra with the opening in the silicone membrane centered over your nipple. The ventilation holes in the shell must point upwards. We recommend wearing a nursing bra when using a shell; nursing bras are roomier and the shell will fit more comfortably.
Caution: Do not feed the breast milk collected in the shell to the baby. Discard this milk.
Before first use and subsequently once daily
Place the separated parts in a small pan filled with cold water. Distilled water is recommended – if tap water is used, a teaspoon of citric acid may be added to the water to avoid a build-up of limescale. Bring the water to boil and allow it to continue boiling for approximately 5 minutes. Drain off the water and place the parts on a clean cloth to dry.
After each use
Separate the parts. Shells and membranes should be washed with a mild cleaning solution, rinsed thoroughly in cold water and dried on a clean cloth.
Shells and membranes can be put in a dishwasher or autoclave.
Shell: Polypropylene / Silicone membrane: Silicone