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Product Description

2 solutions in 1! Treat sore nipples/engorgement with large-holed backs or treat flat/inverted nipples with small-holed backs. Vented fronts provide airflow for healing and comfort. Helps keep nipples dry and prevent irritation. Contoured shape for discreet appearance. Snap-fit feature allows for easy assembly.

Features

  • Help soothe sore nipples/engorgement and flat/inverted nipples - 2 solutions in 1
  • Natural round shape designed to be discreet under clothing
  • Help keep nipples dry and prevent irritation
  • Vented fronts provide air flow for healing and comfort

Additional Info

102285

90BDCD66

020451899305

89930

0.1 pounds

5.3 x 3.7 x 1.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Medela TheraShells
 
4.0

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (86)
  • Easy to clean (63)
  • Portable (51)
  • Durable (43)
  • Compact (31)

Cons

  • Leaks (22)
  • Messy (15)
  • Leaky (5)
  • Hard to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding (59)
  • Infants (18)
  • Daily use (16)
  • Newborns (12)
  • Breast feeding (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (75), Parent of two or more children (28)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Not sore anymore

A nurse at the hospital recommended this product. As a new mom I had never heard of this product before and did not anticipate how sore my nipples would be at first. Just place...Read complete review

A nurse at the hospital recommended this product. As a new mom I had never heard of this product before and did not anticipate how sore my nipples would be at first. Just place over nipples with air holes up and stick one tissue in the outer rim and another squished at the bottom. Remember to change tissues after every feeding because both sides express milk at the same time. The shield does 3 things. One is that it protects from rubbing and any additional contact to the sore area. Secondly it allows your nipples to heal faster by letting air get to them. Thirdly as you become engorged your breast becomes very rounded making it difficult for baby to latch on. This product makes your nipples/areola stick out more so that you don't have to express by hand first and baby latches on easily. This product is a must have for new breastfeeding moms.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Not Impressed

I got these to use for both sore and flat nipples. I found them awkward to use, uncomfortable, and overall not that helpful. Others complained that they leaked, but they are not...Read complete review

I got these to use for both sore and flat nipples. I found them awkward to use, uncomfortable, and overall not that helpful. Others complained that they leaked, but they are not meant to absorb, so I didn't score that as an issue. Sore nipples were treated better with Lansinoh and cotton nursing pads. I ended up using a silicone nursing shield to help with the flat nipples, which ended up helping the sore nipples as well.

Reviewed by 114 customers

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1.0

Not what I thought they were

By Trace

from North Weymouth, MA

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

    Comments about Medela TheraShells:

    I only used these one time and will probably never use them again. I thought they would work well but they leak my milk that was caught within the bottom every time I bend forward and they make a mess. They are more comfortable as far as against my shirts etc. vs pads, however, they are also very pointy and look odd.

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    5.0

    Better than ads

    By Dottie

    from Brooklawn, NJ

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Acts Quickly
    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Gentle
    • Not Messy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Medela TheraShells:

      I have used these with my middle child. They did not irritate and created a great barrier from my clothing and nipples. I am now 32 weeks pregnant and looking forward to using these again. I will never again use the nursing pads and tell all moms to be to use this product.

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      4.0

      Good product

      By Av

      from San Diego

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Medela TheraShells:

      Good product

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      2.0

      Good if you are staying home

      By Maddys_mama

      from New York, New York

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Not discreet

      Best Uses

      • To Keep On Hand

      Comments about Medela TheraShells:

      The product works well if you are staying home, although it traps the moisture inside of the shell since your bra covers the little holes which actually enables it to air yourself out. It's also bulky and not discreet, making it hard to wear out in public (it looks like u have insanely large nipples).

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      5.0

      Highly recommend

      By Hd

      from Bakersfield ca

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Not Messy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Medela TheraShells:

          So useful when nipples are scabbed or blistered!

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          2.0

          I'm returning this item

          By Labgirl74

          from Roselle IL

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Not Messy

          Cons

          • Difficult To Administer

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • To Keep On Hand

          Comments about Medela TheraShells:

          I was hoping this would help with my sore nipples, but they didn't help much. Even more, the shape of them is not eye appealing through my shirt, even with pads over top of them. They're pointy

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          4.0

          Helped with soreness

          By New mom

          from Glasgow ky

          About Me First Time Parent

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Medela TheraShells:

          This product helped with reducing soreness but had a difficult time having it helping with invert/flattening.

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          5.0

          Absolutely nipple saving

          By NewMom

          from Pasadena MD

          About Me First Time Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Medela TheraShells:

            This product has been AMAZING. My nipples were so sore and red. After a week of using the shells I could see and feel a huge difference. Plus it helps my nipples stand. Also when your milk drops it catches the milk. Only downfall is if you don't empty them and bend over it leaks out the ventilator holes.

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            3.0

            Not completely true advertising.

            By Katie

            from Spring Lake NC

            About Me First Time Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Medela TheraShells:

              They work good to protect sore nipples however you can tell you have something in your bra I personally would not walk out of the house with them on as for the back for flat or inverted nipples dont waste your money. I dont have either mine just dont stick out very far and i put them on for an hour and my nipples did not stick out any more than they dod before.

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Mommy

              from Virginia

              About Me First Time Parent

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Gentle

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Infants
                • Newborns
                • To Keep On Hand

                Comments about Medela TheraShells:

                This product works as it should. My breasts were very sensitive after feeding and this really helped from the chafing of a bra or shirt.

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                4.0 stars

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