Breast shells are used to help inverted nipples protrude for adequate breastfeeding. They are also helpful in easing soreness associated with breastfeeding.
Breast shells are constructed of plastic so they need to be cleaned in between feedings. They also press against the breast which may cause excess leakage or overproduction of milk.
These plastic breast shells can be purchased at most stores that carry breastfeeding supplies. If you can't find breast shells in your local store, contact the International Lactation Consultant Association at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am finding it difficult to express more than 4oz at a time the flow tends to stop - even when baby is on the other breast. What is the average amount that can be expressed at any one time? Am I doing OK??
I am ready to stop nursing my 19 month old daughter. She nurses all night long basically in my bed and can rarely fall asleep with out being attached. What can i do to get her used to her crib? When i put her in there I make it comfy and spend time in the room with her but if i try to leave she scre
Can you breastfeed your baby right after you come from working out at the gym? (My daughter heard you cannot, and she wants to breastfeed. She will be going back weightlifting after the baby is born. Late April early May.) Thanks.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|