TheraShell backings are made of soft, flexible silicone backs and include both backings for sore and inverted nipples. The domes are made of polypropylene. SoftShells are sold with only one type of backing, either sore or inverted.
Breast shells are used both to protect sore nipples and to correct flat or inverted nipples. Breast shells are made of plastic. They have two parts: a back with a hole through which the nipple can protrude and a rounded dome that fits inside your bra.
The second time I tried it, I managed to catch a load of milk without leakage! I should add that you need to wash and sterilise them before and after using. I think these are fab!
They are intended for sore nipples, engorgement and flat or inverted nipples as well as other challenges. These Medela breast shells provide relief between feedings that mothers need. They are ergonomic and feel comfortable to wear. Fabric Care Instructions: Hand Wash.
Dealing with leaking breast milk during feeds. As you feed your baby, you may notice your other breast leaking milk. This type of leaking breast milk affects many mums — and some more than others!
If you have sore or cracked nipples, Medela breast shells protect them and allow skin to recover by preventing your clothes from rubbing on them. How can breast shells help cracked or sore nipples? You may find you have sore or even cracked nipples, especially during the early days, when you and your baby are both learning.
Breast shells are hollow, lightweight plastic disks worn inside the brassiere to help correct flat or inverted nipples either in preparation for or during breastfeeding. Also known as milk cupsbreast cupsbreast shieldsor Woolwich shieldsthey can also be used to ease sensitive nipples or collect milk when the baby has not finished the teat. A breast shell is composed of inner and outer sections which snap together and enclose the nipple. The inner section, which encircles the nipple and puts pressure on the surrounding breast tissue, is often lined with soft material such as silicone.
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