One of the items on my shopping list in KL are these AVENT breast shells, which work to collect the milk dripping from the other breast when you’re breastfeeding or pumping on one.
As my milk volume was just enough (I wasn’t exactly a breastmilk fountain), every little drop was precious!
Thus, I was quite heartbroken when I could feel milk dripping out the other breast and soaking up my breast pad.
The Philips Avent Isis Comfort Breast Shellsincludes:
- two ultrasoft backing cushions for comfort,
- two ventilated breast shells to protect sore or cracked nipples and ease engorgement, and
- two breast milk savers to collect leaking breast milk.
According to Philips Avent, the AVENT Breast Shells:
“…protect sore or cracked nipples during the healing process by providing exposure to air while protecting from clothing. The breast milk saver shells collect leaking milk during feedings and if feeding sessions have been delayed. They can also be useful for relieving engorgement.”
Bought at RM60.80 (at 20% discount in Mom’s Care in Midvalley), I feel that this 6-piece breast shell set is value for money since the ultrasoft backing cushions are similar to the ones in the Avent Isis Manual Pump set (with its patented “petals” that help with fast letdown).
I had sore nipples during the first month of breastfeeding – REALLY PAINFUL where you can’t even stand the touch of your clothes (don’t mention bra!). Since the breast shells provide a shielf between your nipples and clothing, I’m all for trying them
By the way, I read that it’ll help those with inverted nipples too.
Medela sells TheraShells Breast Shellstoo but theirs were DOUBLE the price O_O
In the end, I find that the AVENT breast shells are quite comfortable as the milk collection shells were made of BPA-free PP plastic while the backing (the soft parts attached to your breasts) are of soft, silicone rubber. Very comfy and *great* to ease engorgement.