The Medela Comfort breast shield is a replacement or upgrade breast shield for use with Medela breast pumps instead of the standard PersonalFit breast shield. It is particularly suitable for gentle pumping. The breast shield is made of soft silicone.
The Medela Comfort breast shield is particularly gentle on sensitive breasts and areolae. This breast shield is suitable for use with Medela personal use pumps and hospital grade pumps. It comes in two parts (funnel and connector) and includes a bonus valve and two membranes.
Benefits of the Comfort breast shield:
• The soft, gentle silicone shield adapts to any breast shape and can be used with Medela breast pumps.
• The interchangeable Medela breast shield is dishwasher safe and made from BPA-free materials.
• Comfortable and convenient pumping for every breast shape./p>
• BPA free – safe for mums and babies
• Easy to clean
• One-piece design; easy to clean, less piece to keep, and less chance for suction power loss.
• All components are safe for steam sterilization,microwave sterilized or sterilized in boiling water.
• Compatible with all Medela pumps except FreeStyle, Swing Maxi and Harmony.
• US FDA registered medical device (No. D192499); Comply with US FDA standards for containers that contact food and class II medical device.
• Standard sized 25 mm inner diameter is most comfortable for the majority of breast feeding moms. However, other sizes are available too.
To autoclave, place the flange in 121oC, 1 kg/cm2(or 14.2 psi) for 15 minutes. Test reports done by independent lab show that Maymom flange does not change physically after the autoclave procedure, and it can still pass the FDA 21 CFR, 177.1520 specifications for polypropylene (FDA PP report).
How to choose the right size of breastshields for you?
The inner diameter of the breastshield (B) should be 1-2 mm larger than the diameter of your nipple (N). AFTER a pumping session or 3-5 mm BEFORE a pumping session. You should be able to see free movement of your nipple during pumping and there should be little or no suction of the areola into the tunnel of the breastshield.
When it comes to pumping comfort, every millimeter counts. That is why we design a series of breastshields of small increment sizes. Maymom MyFitTMone-piece breastshields are available in 15 (XXS-), 17 (XXS), 19 (S-), 21 (S), 24 (M), 25 (M+), 26 (L-), 27 (L), 29 (XL-), 30 (XL), 34 (XXL-), and 36mm internal diameters plus 22 mm and 28 mm inserts to fit the majority of breast pumping mothers
How to measure the diameter your nipple?
Download thenipple caliper file, print it out, cut through the red line, fold along the green dots then you have made yourself a nipple diameter measuring tool! See below for the finished ruler.