Pump is great with saved setting systems. However, the 17mm liquid shield is not really 17mm diameter and its too big for my 17mm nipple. Wish Pumpables wil make a smaller liquid shield.
The suction on this pump is crazy! More than my S1 in such a small package. I clip it on my pants and use with Freemie cups to be completely hands-free. I also love you can program it so you can just set it and forget it until your programs time is up. I find the liquid shields similar to Pumpin Pals and a little fiddly to use. The liquid insert is always coming off the flange but I love the stands for them!
This pump has changed pumping for me, it pumps just as well as the spectra I got from the insurance company and now I am untethered from the wall so I can put my baby down for a nap and pump and be able to replace her pacifier when she needs it. Can’t say enough good things about this pump and the liquid kit is so comfortable
I love the size of the GA pump! It’s not too huge, a good size to pop it into my shoulder bag when I go to work. The suction is also strong, yield is almost comparable to using Spectra S1. Also love how the liquid shield is makes pumping more comfy. Only downside is cleaning more pump parts as compared to S1, and will need to be more delicate when handling the liquid shield. But overall, love this pump!
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.