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Definition of breast shell in English:


A shallow plastic receptacle that fits over the nipple of a lactating woman to catch any milk that flows.
Example sentences
  • You can use breast shells in your bra to catch leaking milk.
  • If you have not worn breast shells during the last trimester of your pregnancy, it is not too late.
  • Use of a special breast shell, worn a few months prior to delivery, can help correct this problem.

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