The original design for the liquid sheild was awesome! The newer one doesn't collapse as much, but i think that's because they're in the process of making both kinds for moms that prefer one over the other. All they need is smaller sizes! Im a 13mm normally and currently they offer 17mm as the smallest. But this is a dynamite company and they're still growing. I have a feeling they are going to revolutionize the pumping world!
I was using 24 ml and was in so much pain. I got fitted which I highly recommend. Turns out the 17 ml was a perfect fit. These inserts are so comfortable and have really helped me continue with our pumping journey.
The most comfortable experience! You need these in your pumping journey!
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.