The 18mm silicone insert is compatible with the 26mm breast shell (sold separately), aiding in the efficient expression of breast milk. It boasts a user-friendly and compact design. Simply insert it into the 26mm breast shell, push, and watch it transform the size to 18mm effortlessly, Comfort helps with milk production. The silicone breast shell insert increases comfort because the soft surface of the silicone insert feels very gentle against the skin. The gradual transition from the insert to the breast shell is not noticeable.
- Comfortable and Soft
- Efficient Pumping
- Compact & Simple
- Secure hold on the breast
- Suitable for elastic nipples
- Made from premium-quality BPA & BPS free materials
- Fits in all Ardo pumpsets with a 26mm Breastshell
The correct breast shell is critical for successful expression - with the right breast shell...
- the nipple fills most of the funnel and can still move freely inside the funnel.
- the nipple tracks the rhythmic movements of the pump.
- there is very little areola tissue inside the funnel.
- the milk flows and the breast feels soft all over after expressing
Breast shell is too big if:
- Too much areola is sucked into the funnel
- Air gaps occur between the shell and chest
- Pumping is uncomfortable.
Breast shell is too small if:
- the nipple rubs against the wall of the funnel
- Pumping is unpleasant even in a low vacuum
- The milk flows slowly and you express less milk than expected.
The best way to determine which size is to download the sizing guide and measure your nipple (excluding the areola), to the widest part. This is the breast shell you should try in terms of the diameter - the circle on the breast shell is where your nipple will enter.
Cleaning - the 18mm silicone insert can be cleaned just like the breast shell:
- by hand with dishwashing detergent, then rinse thoroughly and leave to air dry
- in the dishwasher – watch out for sharp objects
- boiling in water – then leave to air dry
- with a steam cleaning bag or container – then leave to air dry
- Also available is the Ardo Double Pumpset.