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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.
Manufacturer #: 89930
Product Weight:0.1 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):5.3 x 3.7 x 1.5
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 139 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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.
Most Helpful Critical 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...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.
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I thought these were great
from Long Beach, CA
About Me First Time Parent
Comments about Medela TheraShells:
I used these about 2 weeks before my due date to help draw my nipples out. They worked very well at doing that. When my daughter was born, she had no problems latching on and I believe it was due to using the shells.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would recommend this product
from Jacksonville, FL
I have flat nipples and I use it during pregnancy to help draw them out so I can have a successful breastfeeding relationship with my baby
Great for at home relief
By New momma
from Orlando FL
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Great for at home relief... definitely not something you could wear in public without it being very obvious:-)
Not For Big Breasted Women
from Philadelphia, PA
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
I had high hopes for this product to help relive engorgment and it did just that! But because my breasts were so large it pressed too hard and ended up triggering a letdown and I soaked myself. Also, forget bending over with it. It would be good for women with smaller breasts and for inverted nipples.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I love this
This is a must have product. It protects your nipples of irritation from your clothes or from your bra after breastfeeding or breast pumping. I used it both times with my two kids because my nipple gets sensitive and even sore after pumping.
from Middleboro, MA
I liked very much.
Sore nipple shield
By Miss gru
from Riverside ca
Worked really well, easy and convenient. The holes allow air to circulate for better healing of your sore nipples after application of nipple cream.
Helped with flat nipples
from Phoenixville, PA
These shells really helped my son latch better! It brought out my flat nipples after wearing them all day and for multiple days. Milk would definitely come out at times so make sure to use a nursing pad in front of them. I only wore them while I was home since it was a noticeable difference and they could be seen through my shirt.
I would not buy anymore it
from San Diego,CA
it is not userfriendly and useful product. My mother milks are frittered away because of its ergonomie and design problem. i do not suggest it.
from South Florida
As a first time mom learning to breastfeed my little one was painful at first. This product helped with healing as it provided relief from even the slightest soreness caused by the rubbing of my bra or shirt. The only downfall is that the milk collects inside the cups and will spill if not careful. Overall good product.
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