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Breast Pump/Flange Fit Consultation

Many feeding families don’t release that the wrong size flange combined with incorrect use of a pump will impact your milk supply and feeding journey!

Often it is assumed that there is low milk supply or something is wrong with the baby and how he/she is feeding.

It could be your flange fit that is impacting your breastfeeding journey and a proper fit flange is important for pain free and comfortable pumping.. and MOST importantly milk yield!

Commercial breast pumps usually come with 2 size flanges (24mm or 28mm) and mums assume that these are the correct size for them.

So just how it is important to have the correct bra size it is important to have the correct flange size!

So if you are pumping and experiencing pain, discomfort, nipple damage, swollen areola, low output, or still feeling full after pumping then a flange fit/breast pump consultation is for you!

 

 

Nipple Shield Sizing- how to get the best fit

Did you know that the wrong pump flange size or nipple shield size can lesson or even decrease the amount of milk you pump or transfer?

It is so important to get the correct fit so that you are comfortable and you maximise each pumping or feeding session.

Most pumps come with a 24mm and 22mm size flange.. which often is simply to large.

As a IBCLC I find the majority of my clients are using the wrong size!

Did you know that a nipple can be a different size?- Yes sometimes you do need diiferent size for each breast.

Did you know you measure your nipple size after a pumping session?

Did you know pressing the flange to hard into your breasts can block a milk duct?

If the flange is to big your areola will be drawn  up inside and pain…. OUCH!

Here is a FREE Nipple Measure Chart from Pumpables

OR to book a flange sizing/pump consult click here

credit pic- medula.