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.