A Norwegian tradition, limpet shells have been used by nursing
mothers to protect and soothe their sensitive nipples since the time of the Vikings.
The minerals in the seashells' mother-of-pearl lining were believed to have healing capabilities, and the shells brought relief, as well as protected the skin between feedings.
In Europe, seashells are now commonly recommended as a treatment for sore nipples by maternity ward nurses and lactation consultants.
How it works:
Rub a little breast milk on your nipples as breast milk has natural healing properties. Place shell over your nipple inside your bra, your bra will hold the seashell in place. Clean seashells once a day using gentle soap. You can wear Shellies Breastfeeding Seashells continuously between feedings while you are nursing regularly.
Shellies should cover your areola - the circular area of skin surrounding your nipple.
Starting at 6+ months of pregnancy or after you have given birth, measure your areola with a flat ruler at its largest diameter.
Refer to the chart to find the size that is closest to your final measure.
Shellies are not perfectly round. If you are hesitant between two sizes, choose the larger size.
Size 1 4.8-5.4 cm
Size 2 5.5-6.1 cm
Size 3 6.2-6.8 cm
Size 4 6.9-7.5 cm