I absolutely love the liquid shield kit overall. My one complaint is that these diaphragms sit loosely in their designated spot and are not secure until the seal cap is attached, so they can easily fall off while adjusting the pump parts. I ordered extra diaphragms so I would always have a clean one ready to go in the event I dropped one, which happens not uncommonly even when being careful. I wish the diaphragms attached directly to prevent this from happening.
It was great! Fast delivery. I have bought it for in case the ones i have tear. Cannot afford pumping downtime =p
Using the correct sized breastshield is really important to have the most comfortable pumping experience. We are all different shapes and sizes, and it can be really hard to know which breastshield size you will be when you start pumping.
A baby's mouth compresses a nipple evenly all over the nipple and areola, whereas a breastshield flange is rigid. As a result, if your flange is too large, the areola will 'bunch' up into the flange, which can cause pain and nipple trauma. You want the flange to be just wide enough to fit the base of your nipple, preventing the areola from being able to get pulled into the flange.
Using our nipple ruler is a good place to start.
If you've used the ruler and you're still not sure, we're happy to help with another opinion. If you'd like us to give you feedback, please take a photo of your nipple through each size so we can compare how each fits. You can send your pics through the 'chat' function at bottom right of the page.
For extra help, send a video of your nipple in the flange while you're pumping through our Fitting Room.