The right Breastshell

Express gently and efficiently!

The breast shell size is correct if...

  • the nipple moves freely in the funnel and can follow the rhythmic movements of the pump.
  • no part, or very little, of the areola is in the funnel.
  • the milk flows and the breast feels uniformly soft after expression.

If your nipple rubs uncomfortably on the inner side of the funnel, use a larger breast shell/ breast shell insert. If the areola is also sucked into the funnel, use a smaller breast shell.

A soft shield, like the Ardo Optiflow, is recommended for sensitive nipples and stimulation of the milk ejection reflex. It makes expressing more comfortable and stimulates milk flow.