Meaning of breast shell in English:

breast shell


  • A shallow plastic receptacle that fits over the nipple of a lactating woman to catch any milk that flows.

    ‘You can use breast shells in your bra to catch leaking milk.’
    • ‘If you have not worn breast shells during the last trimester of your pregnancy, it is not too late.’
    • ‘Use of a special breast shell, worn a few months prior to delivery, can help correct this problem.’
    • ‘Use breast shells or nipple protectors over tender nipples to stop clothes rubbing and allow air to circulate.’
    • ‘Simply place the breast shell over the nipple and wear underneath a bra.’