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Moms who have sore nipples can benefit from wearing breastshells. Breastshells are worn under the bra to prevent the nipple from rubbing against clothing and becoming chafed and further irritated. The shells have vented fronts that allow air to circulate around the nipple to also help healing. Soft, flexible silicone backs for maximum comfort. Contoured fronts for discreet appearance. Highly absorbent, washable foam inserts.
Manufacturer #: 80210
Product Weight:0.2 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):7.7 x 3.9 x 1.3
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 194 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Helpful Positive Review
These are really an amazing product, and they absolutely saved me. I developed a fissure on one side, and breastfeeding was excruciating on that side. I finally bought these, thinking even if...Read complete review
These are really an amazing product, and they absolutely saved me. I developed a fissure on one side, and breastfeeding was excruciating on that side. I finally bought these, thinking even if they helped a little, they'd be worth it. But I completely underestimated them! The first time I wore them, I noticed improvement. In less than three days wearing them (during the daytime only, in between feedings), the fissure healed completely, and feedings became painless again!They are quite large and noticeable under clothing, and once healed, my nipples became too soft when I continued to wear them for the majority of the day. Now I wear them for an hour or two every day, just to give my nipples a rest, and they work perfectly for that, as well. I have noticed that if I start to leak and am wearing them, when I lean over, the excess milk will sometimes spill out the holes in the top - so keep an eye out for that, but, again, I wouldn't wear them in public, anyway.Despite the minimal cons, I gave these five stars because the difference they made for me in such a short period of time was absolutely unbelievable. I would highly recommend these to any woman with even slightly sore nipples - they're incredible!
Most Helpful Critical Review
Not that great
I was instructed to use these by my lactation consultation to help draw out my inverted nipples. They are uncomfortable to wear and look un-natural under your clothing. They pull out so much...Read complete review
I was instructed to use these by my lactation consultation to help draw out my inverted nipples. They are uncomfortable to wear and look un-natural under your clothing. They pull out so much milk, I was having to change out the cotton in them every few hours, otherwise it would overflow and get onto my clothing. Not really worth it. Use a nipple shield instead.
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My sore nipples were so grateful!
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
Comments about Medela SoftShells:
These were a lifesaver the first rough stretch of nursing with my extremely sensitive and sore nipples. It kept anything from touching them and caught a lot of leakage. They are a large dome shape so they made my breasts look a little funny in some shirts but it was worth it those first couple weeks. Beware of bending forward if you have leaked any, there are holes that will dump your milk out! But overall I was thrilled to have these :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Mama bear
from Toms River nj
About Me Grandparent
They worked wonderfully for keeping cloths dry .
Great for sore and cracked nipples!!!
from Springfield, IL
Been breastfeeding my son for three months without issue and suddenly my nipples cracked! This product allowed my nipples to get the air they needed to heal, while still allowing me to keep my bra on. They were discreet and comfortable! Didn't even know I was wearing them!
I would buy this product again
from Queens, New York
About Me First Time Parent
So it's a good product... it does collect milk but because of the holes at the top I have to empty the she'll at least every half hr or hr cause I produce a lot of milk... If I don't empty it in time and I bend down to pick up my baby the milk gets everywhere.... other than that it does what it says...
Wasn't what I expected.
By Sore mom
from Hickory, NC
They were a lot bigger than I thought, so not inconspicuous under clothes. The inner ring was tight against me, so it got sore after wearing them for awhile, kind of defeating the purpose. But it did prevent clothes rubbing and no leakage while wearing them.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I wish I bought this sooner
By Breastfeeding mom
from San Jose ca
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I wish I would have had this sooner before my milk came in. My milk came in when I was sleeping in the middle of the night and I was laying on my side so my nipple wasn't protected. My daughter hated eating from that breast because the nipple was not outright, after i States pumping it helare Form the bipolar again. Use the shields until your milk comes in and use it when needed around the house to protect the bupple from flattening. O
Very helpful for sore nips!
By Tongue Tied Baby Mama
These were fantastic for giving my nipples a chance to dry and heal in between feedings. They also help erect the nipple so they are ready when Baby is ready to eat again. Only downside, they do cause milk to come out but it conveniently collects in the cup. Just don't lean over with them on bc milk will pour out of the little airholes.
Nipples touch plastic
By Sore nipple mom
I got these breast shells to help air out my cracked, sore nipples. They never really aired out because even though my nipples are fairly small and not long, too much of the breast goes through the hole and my nipples would touch the plastic in the front and the shells made me leak more, so my nipples were basically wet all the time still. I'm giving them three stars though because they did at least keep my nipples from rubbing on my bra, so that helped. I also think they are overpriced for a couple of pieces of plastic.
Recommend this to all nursing mothers!
By Grandma Lulu
from Van Nuys, CA
Bought this for my nursing mothers and they had no problems nursing. No cracked or sore nipples.
These saved me for the first month after giving birth! My nipples were SO painful that even showering became a drag because it hurt to have the water hit them. I wore these shells in my bra constantly and it allowed my nipples to have a barrier and not rub on anything. Also, they collect milk that leaks out which is great (but be careful when you bend over - it will spill out)!
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