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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 143 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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Helped My Stubborn Inverted Nipples
from Katy, TX
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
Comments about Medela TheraShells:
I bought this product to help me with my inverted nipples and it definitely helped them to come out so that my 2 week old daughter could latch properly. Now it's been a week since she started latching and I haven't had to wear them since. I gave the product 4 stars because it did cause me to leak a lot but it was a minor inconvenience for something that now allows me to breastfeeed my baby.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from South central, Kentucky
About Me First Time Parent
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These were a lifesaver in the first couple weeks of nursing!
Very soft introduction to breastfeeding
from Newnan, GA
Very good for breastfeeding struggled
Necessary for early breastfeeding
from Boca Raton, FL
These were invaluable for the first few weeks in breastfeeding while nipples are the most sore. They kept my clothes from rubbing on my tender nipples and allowed air to flow through which helped them heal.
I thought these were great
from Long Beach, CA
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.
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
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
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.
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