Three weeks ago we asked a Cape oupas Cape mum to test for us the Baby Shell breastfeeding shells, as well as the Kittet Fisio Lan cream. Here is what she thinks of the breastfeeding shells !
Some time ago I read an announcement on the « Allaitement Cape oupas Cape » facebook page. They were looking for a breasfeedind mum to test some breastfeeding shells. I didn’t hesitate and jumped at it! After 14 months of breastfeeding I know a lot of things related to
breastfeeding, care creams, nursing pads, breastfeeding cushions, nursing bra’… But I never had the opportunity of testing these shells that I discovered quite recently, and that intrigued me a lot.
Breastfeeding shells : what’s the point?
Ha ! If I had the chance to know these shells before that would have helped me well when I began to breastfeed. These natural and polished shells help indeed to prevent cracks, for they stop frictions with clothes and keep the nipples hydrated for they will be in permanent contact with your milk or care cream (such as lanolin).
-“But my bras never irritate my nipples and never hurt me”, you may say. Let me assure you, ladies, that when you breastfeed your nipples are very very sensitive and the shells softness is more than welcome. Especially during the first breastfeeding weeks, the most important to set up your breasfeeding. But they have multiple uses ! They also help the healing by allowing your milk (a natural healing and antiseptic) to remain in contact with your nipples that are battered by the continuing demands from you baby.
The shells were sent in a little linen bag with the nice Baby Shell logo on it. They were kindly waiting for me inside, very happy I guess to be useful and to help a prolonged breastfeeding. I was surprised first by their softness : they really are soft, and polished on their sides for an optimum comfort. Then I realized how beautiful they are. I am no shell fanatic but I think they are particularly gorgeous. As they will be with my breast every day, I am glad to know they are all soft and beautiful
I feel like a mermaid <3 all I have to find left is the mermaid tail and the dreamlike body ahaha
There is nothing easier !
You need to sterilize them first. Boil some water or put them with your bottle nipples, baby bottle etc… in your steam sterilizer. That may be psychological but I would not put them in the microwave… So I would not sterilize them with the microwave sterilizer.
Then, all you have to do is to place them on your nipples. The breastfeeding shells are hold by your bra, no worry ! You have to wash them regularly with clear water and soap, and not to sleep with them. It also isn’t advised to use them an entire day.
My opinion and test:
I tested these shells during 3 weeks, not using them all day as advised on the manual.
It is now been 14 months I breastfeed but unlikely to many women I still have an important milk production and leakage. As the shells are not supposed to retain a lot of milk I decided to complement their use with washable nursing pads. My son had a strong growth peak that led him to breastfeed very very often and during a very long time… I usually use lanolin for these moments when my breast is quite requested and more sensitive than usual because of the irritations; but I realized it won’t happen a better time to test my breastfeeding shells! I can only say one thing: I have been amazed by how fast my nipples healed! Pain, redness and irritations were gone by 2 days!!
I only see assets to these magical shells.
The only reservation I will mention is that, in my case, you can see them through my clothes. Is that related to my breast shape? Or to its more than generous size? I don’t have the answer but that led me to only wear them at home or when I am alone. But as you are not supposed to wear them an entire day it did not bother me. You can take them with you wherever you go and wear them when you decide to, all you have to remember is to wash them regularly with clear water and soap!
I am so glad I had the chance to test these breastfeeding shells, I carefully keep them and I will use them again any time I feel an irritation!
Thank you “Allaitement Cape oupas Cape” for this opportunity and your kindness.
I strongly recommend breastfeeding shells!
Thanks to our testing mum to agree to test these breastfeeding shells for us ! If you liked this article, feel free to visit her blog : http://monuniversdesupermum.blogspot.fr/ . We really like it! 😉