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

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Online Breast Feeding Consultation

Virtual Lactation Consultations are a great way to access expert breastfeeding support if you have limited access to a face to face visit.

They can assist in providing immediate assistance, care and support with your breastfeeding journey.

This is a 60-75 min online breastfeeding consultation for you and your baby. It also includes follow up support via phone/email for 1 week is included.

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Breastfeeding issues I can help you with include:

-Antenatal Breastfeeding Consultations- Colostrum Harvesting.

-Correcting positioning and attachment


-Low weight gain

-Prevention and healing of thrush, mastitis or plugged ducts.

-Management and plans for lip/tongue tie identification/feeding and revision plans or questions.

-Post tongue/lip tie release rehabilitation.

-Hand Expressing.

-Top Ups.

-Bottle Feeding.

-Help or questions with using a Breast Pump/ Flange Sizing.


-Sore/damaged nipples.

-Feeding/weaning off a nipple shield

-Building milk supply.


-Premmie baby- in hospital/at home.


-Preparing for a return to work/ expressing plans

-Gentle weaning plans.


Before our consultation

-You will need to complete your profile set up, consent forms and breastfeeding assessment form via my lactation platform MilkNotes.

-Your baby has had a recent weight if you are concerned that this is potentially a issue.

-I will ask you to send through specific photos and video’s of your baby before, during and after a feed, which will allow me to  provide information to assist with latch and also creating a treatment/breastfeeding plan.

-If you are experiencing and nipple damage, redness then please send them as well.

-I assess for both mum breastfeeding issues and baby latching issues.

Examples of pictures (shared with client permission):






-During the consultation

-What you need is a well lit, comfortable space with good wifi connection.

-The aim is for me to see a feed if possible, so it is often beneficial to have a spare pair of hands to film your current situation if required.

-I want to see the feed from all angles- so sometimes having a video taken in different positions can also be very helpful in me assisting you.