Medela SoftShells for Sore Nipple - image 1 of 1
$18.49

about this item

Medela SoftShells™ for Sore Nipples help solve some of the most common problems faced by breastfeeding women – nipple soreness and flat or inverted nipples. SoftShells are comfortable to wear while alleviating these conditions. SoftShells are to be worn between the breast and the bra. The soft, silicone backs flex to match the contoured shape of a breast, resulting in a comfortable and smooth fit that is flattering under clothing. Consult with your healthcare provider or breastfeeding specialist prior to use.
Material: Polypropylene
Dimensions (Overall): 8.56 inches (H) x 4.0 inches (W) x 1.41 inches (D)
Weight: .17 pounds
Features: Dishwasher-safe
Compatible With: Medela: Freestyle
Package Quantity: 2
TCIN: 561211
UPC: 020451802107
Item Number (DPCI): 030-05-0643

most helpful positive reviews

Wonderful for protecting against thrush

5 out of 5 stars
kc 8 years ago
I had horrible thrush during the first few weeks of nursing my first two children. By my third child, I was desperate to avoid it; my new lactation consultant gave me these to try, and NO THRUSH at all with my third baby!The key was letting the nipple heal without letting anything touch it. I am fai...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Saves your nipples

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
Nicole313 2 years ago
These are amazing especially in the first few weeks of nursing. Your nipples have a chance to heal because they aren't rubbing up against anything. I would suggest these to ALL breastfeeding mothers.see moreof the reviewer's review
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Really provided relief when I needed it

4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous 4 years ago
These shells were a real life saver. My nipples were extremely sore and abraded from nursing my tongue tied baby. Touching anything, even air was painful. Wearing the shells allowed me to wear clothes without pain and did promote healing. They do leak milk everywhere if you bend forward so you would...see moreof the reviewer's review
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These are really great right after the baby is born when it's painful to even thinking about wearing anything over your sore nipples. It makes recovery time sooooo much faster. I would recommend this to any woman wanting to nurse their baby.
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most helpful negative reviews

Sweaty nipples, not comfortable

(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Alison 7 months ago
verified purchaser
They’re much larger than I thought they would be and not comfortable. They have holes for ventilation but if you wear them with a bra, as the directions say, the nipples do not get any air and get sweaty. I would recommend soothie gel pads over these breast shields even though they’re not reusable.
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Not a fan

(would not recommend)
2 out of 5 stars
Beth 1 year ago
verified purchaser
I am not a fan of these. They are painful to wear and indent my breasts after a short period of time. They also have to be worn with a bra to hold them in place which puts even more pressure on them to indent your breasts. Also, there is no airflow to keep your nipples dry because a bra covers all t...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Don't work

(would recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Bryttiny 2 years ago
Like a few other reviewers seemed to experience, all these did was mash my nipples into the silicone and plastic; I ended up bruised and sore (in addition to cracked and bleeding, which was why I had bought these in the first place!). They also did in fact look ridiculous. Cleaning the little foam i...see moreof the reviewer's review
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oh well

(would not recommend)
2 out of 5 stars
momof3 5 months ago
verified purchaser
well it works for nipples not rubbing into things, but it hurts as you've pump like for 6 hours straight when you take them out.. and I only wore them for 3 hours. I ultimately bought it to reuse my milk instead of not throwing it away in the pads but to keep it in is impossible because you need to ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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