Milkdrop Breast Pump Cushion
Milkdrop is an ultra-soft, medical-grade silicone pad, that stretches over the head of your pump.
Milkdrop supports and moulds to your nipple, perfect for sore, elastic, swollen or cracked nipples still adjusting to breastfeeding and pumping.
- 100% medical grade. Plastic, BPA and additive-free.
- Designed to last the life of your breast pumping journey
- Dishwasher, sanitiser and steriliser friendly
- Compatible with Medela, Spectra, Avent breast pumps.
- Try for 30 days to see if they suit you, with free and friendly returns
In each reusable box: 1 x sealed cushion, 1 x food-grade reusable storage case, instruction card.
Milkdrop comes in one size right now. If you are double pumping, using a pumping bra or already on the highest suction level of your pump, you may find our second size (which is thinner, lighter and coming in September), fits you better. If you’re unsure, try one out with our 30-day trial.
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.
Unsure or buying for a friend or partner? Pumping can be hard to get right, and we encourage you to experiment to find what works. Try Milkdrop for 30 days, and then contact us for fast and friendly refunds if it's not for you.
Milkdrop comes in one size for now. Our 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, we have something coming for you shortly.
Milkdrop fits Medela, Spectra or Philips Avent.
Milkdrop fits any flange size for Medela, Spectra or Philips Avent pumps except for the extra large (30mm+). It is particularly helpful if you suspect your current flange size is too large.
Stretch the cushion onto your breast pump flange and hook the lip of the cushion over the edge. Make it nice and snug all the way around, and pump as you normally would.
Yes. The cushion is medical-grade, not just food-grade, and is designed to be gentle on your skin, even with cracked nipples.
Wash as you would any other breast pump part - with warm soapy water, rinse in drinking-quality water and air dry. It's also dishwasher, santiser and steriliser-safe.
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Excellent invention! I found that for me this clever cushion eliminated those uncomfortable twinges at the start of pumping.
Milkdrop made pumping so much more comfortable, so comfortable in fact that I thought I didn't have it on properly! But I did, it was just such an improvement I couldn't believe it at first. With Milkdrop I managed to pump for several months after returning to work, which I don't think I would have managed otherwise.
This is my first baby, so I didn’t know of any alternative but when I look at the material my pump has for suction around the nipple I am genuinely scared to try without my milkdrop! The pump has hard plastic around the nipple area, the milkdrop is such comfortable soft gel-like cushion, I shall imagine the amount of trauma and discomfort this spares me. I utterly love it! Thank you milkdrop!!