Milkdrop Breast Pump Cushion
Meet Milkdrop, 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 (with a hack for Elvies).
- Fast and friendly returns through a 30-day trial
In the reusable box: 1 x sealed cushion, 1 x food-grade reusable storage case, instruction card.
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 in August. To help us tailor future cushion sizes and pumps for you, please take our survey.
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.
If you are buying our cushions as a gift, select Milkdrop Breast Pump Cushion - Single. If you wish to buy more than one, increase the amount you wish to buy. It means your cushion/s will come in their own packaging. Receive 15% off when you purchase 2 cushions.
Yes. If you are double pumping, select Milkdrop Breast Pump Cushion - Double. It means you will receive two cushions in one package. If you wish to have each cushion with its own packaging, select Milkdrop Breast Pump Cushion - Single and the amount you wish to buy. Receive 15% off when you purchase 2 cushions.
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I bought the cushions before my daughter was born, and I was so glad I did! Initially, I was only pumping once a day and thought the cushions were great then - but now I am having to pump after every feed, I can’t imagine doing it without them. Being a first time mum and pumping 5+ times a day, it can be really draining physically and mentally, but I am so glad I don’t have the added mental distress of a negative experience with pumping that I’ve heard a lot of other women share, and I put that down to the cushions.
These days, the only thing I don’t like about pumping is the time requirement, otherwise, the Milkdrop cushions allow me to sit back and just be amazed at what my body does without any pain or discomfort.
I highly recommend investing in these cushions *before* baby comes, so when you are navigating the intense post-partum world, painful pumping is not something you ever have to deal with.
I just tried your pump attachment and it has been the first time in 6 months that it hasn’t been painful or uncomfortable for me to express. I feel so much more respected having that lovely silicone close to my breast instead of that cold hard funnel.
The cushions have made exclusive pumping bareable. I was in pain and my nipples were damaged from pumping. I had tried multiple flange sizes with no success. But the milk drop cushions have allowed me to heal and make pumping comfortable so I can mentally keep going. ❤️