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About this item

Highlights

  • Designed to protect sore nipples
  • Contoured for a smoother look under clothes
  • Soft, flexible backs for comfort
  • Vented to allow air circulation
  • Foam inserts absorb excess breast milk
  • Helps keep nipples dry and prevent further irritation
  • All parts that touch breast milk are made without BPA and safe for mom and baby

Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 8.56 inches (H) x 4.0 inches (W) x 1.41 inches (D)

Weight: .17 pounds

Features: Dishwasher-safe

Package Quantity: 2

Compatible With: Medela: Freestyle

Material: Polypropylene

TCIN: 561211
UPC: 020451802107
Item Number (DPCI): 030-05-0643

Description

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.
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Guest Ratings & Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
79% would recommend
24 recommendations
value: 4.2 out of 5
quality: 4.4 out of 5
easy to clean: 4.4 out of 5

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Life saver!

5 out of 5 stars
Amyow - 8 months ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
These are amazing! Not only does it protect my tender nipples, but collecting the let down milk is an amazing feature! Soft pads just absorb and stick to nipples, wasting all that milk! This is my 3rd child and I wish I had discovered them sooner!
1 reply from Your Customer Solutions Team team - 6 months ago
Hi Amyow--- Thank you so much for the great feedback. We're happy that you have had such a great experience. Enjoy!
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Saved my tender nipples!

4 out of 5 stars
hannahlavinia - 8 months ago
originally posted on medelabreastfeedingus.com
I received these in the hospital when I first started breastfeeding. My nipples were so tender, so it hurt to wear anything or for anything to touch my nipples. These saved my nipples from a lot of pain! And they caught milk/colostrum that leaked. I highly recommend!! You do have to be careful not to bend over or you spill the milk that is caught.
1 reply from Your Customer Solutions Team team - 8 months ago
Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback! It's great to know that they were able to help provide you some relief!
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Good idea but fell short.

3 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Unhappy - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I was looking for anything that might help with my sore chapped nipples. Now these are pretty big, when you first place them on it's not bad they do help keep your bra or shirt off your nipples. However you do need a bra or tank with a built in bra to hold these in place. After a short period of time they mold to your nipple and push your breast into the cup. There are holes to allow for air flow but your bra will cover them. Just not what I was hoping for.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 11 months ago
We're sorry to hear these weren't quite what you hoped for. Your feedback is appreciated as it helps us continue to improve upon our designs. Have a great day! - Your Medela Customer Solutions Team
quality: 3 out of 5
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Life changing for me

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Laura - 1 year ago
I went through two pregnancies without knowing about these bad boys, and was lucky enough to be introduced to them by my SIL when she visited me shortly after having my third child. I was really depressed, mostly because my nipples were SO sore and every time I moved I was in pain. I took the silicone parts off of these, put nipple cream on, and wore them all day and night. I walked around with confidence knowing if something brushed me I wouldn't be doubled over in pain. They didn't stick to me, and I could clean them every night and rinse with cold water which felt so good when I put them back on. I would recommend these to anyone who is pumping or nursing!!
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 1 year ago
Hi Laura--- It brings us such joy to hear stories like yours in which our products have helped to make a difference. We're glad that you were able to continue on your breast milk feeding journey with less pain! - Your Medela Customer Solutions Team
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mom2babyGorilla - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This item is the closest to comfort for sore nipples you can get to. I wore them for less than a day and saw my nipples transform. It’s so difficult to ventilate your nipples but these cups even though they don’t stay put and are not discrete they help air out your nipples. In the shower I use a sports bra to hold the cups in place so I can finally be worry free about the water hitting my nipples. I don’t recommend using these out, like I stated earlier, they don’t stay in place.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 1 year ago
We're glad to hear that they even helped you shower more comfortably! Thanks for sharing your positive feedback with us and other parents like you who may be struggling to find a product to help them. Your feedback can often times make their product decisions a bit easier. - Your Medela Customer Service Team
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Tori D - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
These saved my sore nipples!
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 1 year ago
We are so pleased to hear that they helped provide relief! Thanks for taking time to share your feedback with us. - Your Medela Customer Service Team
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oh well

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
momof3 - 2 years 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 move like a robot and not bend forward so milk would not get on your shirt. .. I wished it had work :/ it leaves a really hard red mark around your nipples were the areola goes in.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 2 years ago
We're sorry to hear that you're not happy with the Soft Shells. We would be happy to assist you by speaking with you directly. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service team at 800-435-8316 for assistance. We look forward to assisting you.
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quality: 3 out of 5
easy to clean: 5 out of 5
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Sweaty nipples, not comfortable

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Alison - 2 years 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.
1 reply from Medela Product Expert team - 2 years ago
Hi Alison, we're deeply sorry that the Medela Softshells for Sore Nipple are not comfortable and not providing proper ventilation for you. We would like to further assist you. You can contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-435-8316. We look forward to speaking with you!
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