Breastfeeding can be really, really hard, and for many of us, painful. But it doesn’t have to be. Introducing Milkdrop, an ultra-soft, medical-grade silicone pad that stretches over the head of your Spectra, Medela or Avent breast pump to make pumping softer, more natural-feeling and far more comfortable. Designed and made in Melbourne, by women who have had to pump themselves, this cushion will make pumping more comfortable by giving you a softer interface between your breast and the pump head. Not just any old breast pump insert, Milkdrop is made from silicone that is 10x softer than your pump head, and the ridges on the back of the cushion are designed to mimic the motion of your baby suckling; you might even feel them gently massaging your nipple while you pump. Milkdrop will support and mould to your nipple and areola, preventing them from being over-sucked into the pump shaft. Perfect for providing comfort and relief for sore, elastic, swollen or cracked nipples still adjusting to breastfeeding and pumping.
Super easy to use, simply attach by removing any existing inserts from your pump head. Stretch the cushion onto the pump. Make sure it’s nice and snug. Then pump. Place your breast against the cushion with your nipple in the hole in the centre. Take a deep breath, relax and pump. You may need to increase your suction one or two notches. When you're done, peel the cushion off your pump taking care to drain any milk within the cushion back into the bottle. Then wash in warm soapy water then air dry on a clean towel.
Milkdrop is at least 4x softer than other inserts, and 10x softer than your pump head. It's squishiness, and smaller nipple hole supports you where the most nipple swelling occurs, in the areola next to the nipple. The ridges on the back are designed to closer mimic a baby suckling, making pumping feel quite different to what you're used to. Milkdrop is made from medical-grade silicone (not just food-grade silicone), which is designed for placing against cracked or damaged nipples. It comes in one size for now. The cushion best suits women with smaller nipples (flange sizes smaller than 27mm) to reduce the rub and tug of pumping. For women with larger nipples, or women who are already on the highest setting on their pump, something is on the way in September.
Daily useany time you pump.
Life cyclefor as long as you are using your breast pump. The food-grade storage case is designed to last longer.
Functionalitydishwasher, sanitiser and steriliser friendly. Compatible with Medela, Spectra, Avent breast pumps, for any flange size less than 30mm. Works best with electric pumps, and original Medela flanges. Medical-grade for placing against cracked or swollen nipples.
Eco-awarereusable and designed to last. 100% medical-grade silicone. BPA, plastic, phthalate and additive-free. Milkdrop runs a circular silicone scheme where they will collect your cushion for recycling when you're finished. Made in Melbourne to reduce transport miles.