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Medela SoftShells for Inverted Nipples
- Designed for flat and inverted nipples, and engorgement
- Soft, flexible backs
- Natural appearance under clothes
- Made without BPA
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Breastfeeding. ..the Very Heart of Our Business
Medela’s primary focus is breastfeeding. ..by helping moms to successfully breastfeed their babies and to do so for as long as they choose. Meeting this goal responsibly is at the heart of everything we do.
Medela SoftShells for Inverted Nipples
Medela SoftShells help solve some of the most common problems faced by breastfeeding women - nipple soreness, engorgement and flat or inverted nipples.
SoftShells are comfortable to wear while alleviating these conditions. Flexible silicone backs apply a firm but gentle touch to sensitive breast tissue.
- Designed specifically to help with flat/inverted nipples.
- Provides protection until nipples heal.
- Soft, flexible backs for superior comfort.
- Low profile design for a natural appearance under clothes.
- Made without BPA.
- Includes: (2) shells, (2) backs, (4) washable foam inserts, instruction manual.
Top Customer Reviews
I still use these guys but not for their intended purpose: when I nurse on one side, milk leaks profusely from the other side. So I use the breast shells to collect milk from the other side (without the absorption pads and after sterilizing them). I collect this milk all day and bottle feed it to my baby right before bedtime to help him fill up and sleep a bit longer. It is much less involved than pumping, but doesn't work very well on the go. It also saves me from going through tons of nursing pads.
Breastfeeding was a huge challenge at first, but after a couple of weeks we were doing fine. I would make several recommendations if you have inverted nipples... First of all, the only useful thing you can do before the baby is born is pumping on a regular basis. When I first started breastfeeding, I pumped in the hospital. It was incredibly painful and made my nipples red at first. The lactation consultant said that it was because my nipples were inverted and they were coming out, so raw skin was getting exposed. This made feeding and pumping considerably more painful than it needed to be during the learning phase. When you pump at first, you draw out the nipple and get that raw skin exposed.Read more ›
If you are on your first pregnancy and have questions about shells, check with your doctor, especially because they may begin to draw out colostrum or even induce premature labor.
I had no idea the first time I was pregnant that I might have problems with breastfeeding! By the time my first child was five days old, I was so exhausted and frustrated that I was ready to switch to the pump & bottle method. I'm hoping with these that I'll be able to breastfeed my second child. So far, I've seen a definite improvement, and these are comfortable enough that I can forget I'm wearing them.
Nice side note: these are dishwasher safe. Try putting them in a dishwasher basket with a top so they don't go flying around the machine and melt... the baskets used to wash baby bottles will work just fine.
You might want to get two sets -- one to wear and one to wash. Good luck!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product was a LIFESAVER. Had flat nipples with my first child which (combined with other factors) led to me exclusively pumping for 10 1/2 months. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Melissa A. Hicks
Did help my nipples reduce soreness but everytime I would breastfeed on one side the other she'll you collect milk, more than the sponge could handle and it leaked out the holes... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
used about 20 minutes before each feeding for about a week. latch pain due to flat nips is gone.Published 27 days ago by punkrawkmama
These things are amazing. My nipples were pretty messed up from baby not attaching correctly. These allowed them to heal also pull my nipple out for baby to latch properly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cynthia C.
These workes great! It had been very painful to nurse with an inverted nipple on one side. Letting it air dry would help, but only when I wanted to hang around the house topless. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jessica L Nelson
Gives an odd smell to your breast after using but does the job!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
These don't work as well as the harder plastic ones they used to make. They do look better under clothing though.Published 1 month ago by C. Swank
These really helped my wife with soreness and prevented inversion between feedings. However, we quickly discovered that when you bend over the holes at the top will dump milk... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Johnson