Medela PersonalFit Breastshield XXL (36mm)
- Can be used for all Medela breastpumps
- Available in 5 different sizes
- Maximum Comfort: Personalize the breastshield size for most comfortable pumping
- Maximum Output: Optimize breast emptying
- Instructions includedFor any product / breastfeeding support, please contact Medela India Customer Care number 1800-102-3645
Consists of a breastshield and a connector. Comfortably fits mothers who have a smaller or larger than average nipple or with varying nipple sizes.
- Two-piece system-Allows the interchanging of different sizes of breastshields.
- Convenient-for travelling or to have extras on hand for less cleaning.
- Can be used for all Medela breastpumps.
- Available in five different tunnel sizes (21 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 36 mm).
- To more comfortably fit mothers who have a smaller or larger than average nipple or with varying nipple sizes.
Recommendation for use
- At mother's own comfort.
Benefits of a correct fit
The right breastshield size and a proper fit avoid compression of any milk ducts during pumping. As a consequence the mother is given the best chance of
- protecting of her milk volume.
- optimizing breast emptying.
- preventing nipple trauma.
- pumping with comfort.
Criteria of a correct fit
With the following checklist a mother can easily check if she is using the right breastshield size:
- Center the nipple in the breastshield tunnel.
- Turn on the pump and check.
- Is her nipple moving freely in the tunnel?
- Is minimal or no areolar tissue being pulled intothe tunnel of the breastshield?
- Does she see a gentle, rhythmical motion in the breast with each cycle of the pump?
- Does she feel the breast emptying all over?
- Is her nipple pain-free?
Incorrect fitUsing a too small or too large breastshield may lead to impaired milk removal because milk ducts could get blocked or milk ejection inhibited. Over time, this can result in reduced daily milk output-which in consequences will decrease milk productionand can lead to early weaning. Friction around the nipple and/or areola can cause discomfort and trauma which may cause a mother to only pump infrequently. Again, her milk production is jeopardized. Tissue breakdown due to nipple trauma carries the risk of infection and mastitis.
- Unplug breastpump prior to cleaning.
- At home Daily or when spills occur.
- In between each mother and/or on a regular basis, e.g. daily.
- Use a damp (not wet) cloth to wipe over the breastpump. Optionally, soapy water or a non-abrasive detergent may be used.
- Do not spray or pour liquid directly onto the pump.
- Do not immerse the Symphony pump unit in water or shower the diaphragm area.
- Hands should be thoroughly washed with soap and water before touching the breast and pump parts.
- The breast and surrounding area needs cleaning with a damp cloth. Soap or alcohol should not be used which can dry the skin and cause cracked nipples.
- Touching the inside of bottles and lids should be avoided.
Useful Hints/Trouble Shooting
- If there is no vacuum or if the pumping performance is poor, make sure the connector and breastshield are securely attached.
- Check proper fit of shield on breast (needs to seal completely).
- 1 PersonalFit Breastshield.
- 1 Connector.
From the Manufacturer
In almost 40 years, Medela has developed from a one man distribution company to a global producer of the most technologically advanced breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories – which have been used by millions of mothers and their babies worldwide.
Throughout its history, Medela has been pushing the boundaries to create safe, efficient and best-selling products: Medela introduced the world’s first quality manual breast pump in 1983, and the world’s first phototherapy system for the treatment of neonatal jaundice which was small enough to be placed in a baby’s cot, in 1994. More recently, Medela introduced the 2-Phase Expression Technology, the world’s only research-based breast pump technology that mimics a baby’s natural sucking rhythm, resulting in getting mothers more milk in less time. A key aspect of Medela’s past and present success is a relentless focus on research-based medical technology – which will insure, on an on-going base, innovations in the fields of breastfeeding, phototherapy and "Healthcare".Breastfeeding Benefits
Breastfeeding provides close physical contact for an ideal relationship between mother and child.
Advantages of breastfeeding for the mother
- Quicker return of uterus to pre-pregnancy size with minimal bleeding
- Lower risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer
- Less stress since Breastmilk is always available
- Saves time, costs and waste
- Nursing the baby helps the mother regain her normal figure
- Breastfeeding mothers often experience an increased self-confidence and a better adjustment with their babies
- Breastfed babies are healthier so their mothers will have less absenteeism from their workplace
Advantages of breastfeeding for the baby
- Most natural nourishment
- Protection against infections such as diarrhoea, otitis media
- Promotion of optimal brain growth and intelligence of the child
- Breastmilk meets the needs of the baby; its composition changes according to the baby's age
- Mouth, jaw and tongue movements during suckling have a positive influence on the speech development
- Less incidence of allergic diseases
- Breastfed babies have a decreased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Breastfeeding a premature baby decreases his risk to develop necrotizing enter colitis (NEC)
- Breastmilk has the right temperature and needs no preparation. It is readily available whenever your baby needs it
- Breastfeeding is more than just food. It enhances the emotional bond between the child and the mother and provides warmth, love and affection
Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful experiences for mother and child. Breastmilk contains all the important nutrients and antibodies for a baby to thrive. Breastfeeding helps the baby to build up his own immune system. There is no other nourishment which has the specific contents for a new-born. For this reason, the World Health Organization (WHO), midwives and lactation consultants as well as Paediatricians all recommend that babies should be nourished exclusively with Breastmilk during the first six months after they are born.