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Product Description

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.

Features

  • Soft, flexible silicone backs for maximum comfort
  • Contoured fronts for discreet appearance
  • For treating sore nipples
  • Vented fronts provide air flow and keeps nipple from further irritation
  • Highly absorbent, washable foam inserts

Additional Info

096809

FDB26A3F

020451802107

80210

0.2 pounds

8.6 x 3.9 x 1.6

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Medela SoftShells
 
4.0

(based on 151 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (87)
  • Easy to clean (66)
  • Durable (50)
  • Portable (28)
  • Effective (25)

Cons

  • Leaks (21)
  • Messy (16)
  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Breastfeeding (42)
  • Daily use (17)
  • Everyday use (17)
  • Infants (16)
  • Women (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (75), Parent of two or more children (28), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (4), Medical professional (3), Work out regularly (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

A Lifesaver!

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!

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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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3.0

I didn't realize how big and not soft they are.

By Lauren the Mommy

from Barataria, LA

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Medela SoftShells:

      They were too big and bulky to fit comfortably in my bra.

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      5.0

      From walking dead to walking on sunshine

      By Amie

      from Washington

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Medela SoftShells:

        My son was born with a tongue tie that left my nips a tortured tangled mess in just s few short days. Every time he fed it was like being gnawed on until my lactation consultant suggested using these with some coconut oil. In 24 hours my nips stopped looking like gross walking dead extras to looking and feeling like sunshine and lollipops!

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        4.0

        Good for sore nipples and for catching milk

        By Kayla

        from Hickory nc

        About Me First Time Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Medela SoftShells:

        Good for catching milk as well as protecting sore nipples. Just wish it came with solid shield so milk wouldn't spill out when I put much baby down.

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        5.0

        I use it today,and it very useful

        By Ben

        from Irvin ca

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        Comments about Medela SoftShells:

        I use it today,and it very useful

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        4.0

        Does the job, doesn't look great

        By wildcatkb03

        from Lowell, MA

        About Me First Time Parent

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Medela SoftShells:

            I use these as a nearly exclusive pumping mom... I have a REALLY low pain threshold when it comes to breastfeeding/pumping and these work well to stop material from rubbing against them on particularly bad days. They definitely do not look great if you're wearing a tighter shirt though - I would only wear them out of the house if I had a baggy shirt on.

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            4.0

            Buy these instead of TheraShells

            By BritBuckeye

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me First Time Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Medela SoftShells:

              The softshells have worked great for me so far. I initially bought the Therashells and didn't have a great experience. They leaked and looked weird under clothes. The Softshells are much more seamless under clothes and the silicone backing is more comfortable. It also doesn't leak much in my experience.

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              5.0

              I would but this product again.

              By Elite Karl

              from Port Saint Lucie, FL

              About Me First Time Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Messy

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Preemies

              Comments about Medela SoftShells:

              Very self-explanatory and worked just fine.

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              3.0

              I would not buy this again

              By Ana

              from Tulsa, Ok

              About Me First Time Parent

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • Messy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Medela SoftShells:

                If you have an over production of milk like I do, do not buy this. The milk will end up liking all over the place and you'll have a mess to clean up.

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                4.0

                Works great!

                By Katy

                from Long Island

                About Me First Time Parent

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Gentle

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Medela SoftShells:

                They work great and look sleek under clothes! Only downside is depending on how much you leak they can get full / messy to clean up - but I imagine that would be the case with any product of this nature!

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                5.0

                So helpful for breast feeding mamas

                By Molly

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me First Time Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Acts Quickly
                • Easy To Use
                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Infants
                  • Newborns

                  Comments about Medela SoftShells:

                  Used for nipple soreness while embarking on the epic journey of breast feeding. Easy to figure out how to use, clean, etc. helpful to draw out your nipple as well for difficulties with latch. Worth the money. Can look slightly awkward under tight fitting tops but a more padded nursing bra does help to conceal it.

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                  4.0 stars

                  $20.99

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