A small study with 20 breastfeeding women found no significant difference between wearing a breast shell and not using breast shells in nipple pain scores.
Another RCT that compared a hydrogel dressing and lanolin ointment with breast shells on 42 primiparous women showed a statistically significant reduction in nipple trauma and improvement in nipple pain in both groups.
Some evidence was shown to favour the use of glycerine gel above the use of breast shells and lanolin.
Effect of a breast shell on postpartum nipple pain: an exploratory study.
19) Breast shells (worn over the nipples when not nursing) did not reduce nipple pain in a small trial in which each of 20 subjects used the shell on only one breast.
Also, the breast feeding accessories market is sub segmented into nipple care products, breast shells
, breast pads, milk warmer, nipple shields, baby scales and accessories, soothing pads, and other accessories.
and pumps may be more effective in increasing lactation success in these women.
I bought some breast shells
to correct the inversion but it didn't help.
The efficacy of breast shells
worn in the bra is limited.
INVERTED nipples occur because the milk ducts tethering the nipple are too short and, as breast shells
haven't worked, you may want to consider surgery.
Buy some breast shells
- small curved plastic discs which have holes in the middle.