Medela SoftShells™

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SoftShells™ is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver! 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!
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saved my tender nipples! 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.
Date published: 2019-06-10
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How long should I wear the soft shells at one time? For example, is it ok to wear them throughout the day when I am not nursing? Should I wear them for a specific amount of time prior to feeding? 

Asked by: Boomer27
We suggest wearing them between feedings until your baby latches on to the breast without difficulty. If you have any additional questions, please consider reaching out to your healthcare provider or lactation consultant. They would be able to better discuss what is best for your specific situation. Have a great day!
Answered by: Medela Customer Service
Date published: 2019-03-12

My baby is 5 months old and I am still using a shield due to very tiny nipples. They are almost flat. Will this product help me wean my baby off the shield?

Asked by: Alsmom
We would recommend reaching out to a lactation consultant so that they may help determine the best option for you given your specific circumstance. The SoftShells are intended to help with flat or inverted nipples. It is possible that they may help your little one to latch due to helping flat nipples to protrude more, but it is recommend to seek advice from a healthcare professional.
Answered by: Medela Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-13

When should one use TheraShells vs SoftShells and what is the difference between these products?

Asked by: Dr.MMT
Both are designed specifically to help with sore or flat/inverted nipples. We suggest beginning to wear the shells during the last couple of weeks of pregnancy. The TheraShells are a bit more economical and have the parts needed for using it for sore nipples and for inverted/flat nipples. The SoftShells are made of a softer material with flexible back pieces and are sold in a set for sore nipples and then a separate set for inverted/flat nipples. We hope you find that information helpful! If you have any other questions, please consider chatting with us on our website. We're available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week and Saturdays until 12pm CST.
Answered by: Medela Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-29

Can you keep the letdown collected in the soft shells to feed to baby (if foam insert is removed prior to letdown)? 

Asked by: Rlj7
Yes, you can. We just suggest that you ensure that the foam insert has been removed as these are not made with materials specifically intended for food grade purposes. You'll want to ensure to also follow breastmilk storage guidelines and use the breast milk within 4 hours if stored at room temperature. Please consider reaching out to us via chat on our website if you have any questions. Have a great day!
Answered by: Medela Customer Service
Date published: 2019-02-05
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