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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingNewborn & Baby · 1 month ago

How do breast shells relieve breastfeeding  engorgement?

I have been told breast shells relieve breast engagement. Do they just capture leaking milk or do they draw out milk which is trapped in the breast?

1 Answer

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Breast shells are worn to help correct flat nipples, retracted nipples, or inverted nipples. If you wear breast shells between feedings, they may help to draw out your nipples and make it easier for your baby to latch on well.

    Breast shells can protect sore, cracked nipples from rubbing up against your nursing bra or breastfeeding clothes. Since they help to prevent further pain and irritation, your nipples may heal more quickly.Wearing breast shells can relieve mild breast engorgement. They put slight, constant pressure on the nipple and that lets some of the breast milk drain slowly out of your breasts and into the outer shell.Since breast shells can collect breast milk, they can prevent embarrassing leaks and protect your clothing from stains.Breast shells can be worn to collect the dripping breast milk from one breast while you breastfeed or pump on the other breast.

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