The Pumpables Original All-In-One Breastshield is an all-in-one breastshield that is compatible with most major brands of breast pump. For full compatibility info, check the compatibility tab.
The all-in-one design means that the breastshield is in one piece – there is no separate flange (the funnel bit) and the entire breastshield screws directly to your bottle. This has the advantage of less pieces for cleaning and assembly, but does mean it’s more expensive to replace parts if you need to change sizes.
This shield fits with narrow neck bottle sets. If you are using wide neck bottles, you will need to purchase the Pumpables Narrow Neck to Wide Neck Bottle Adaptor.
Using the Pumpables Original All-In-One Breastshield
The back part of the shield is shaped to allow a tubing connector to plug directly into the shield. If the end of your tubing looks like this, then the tubing will plug directly into the shield. Examples of models that will work with this setup are the Spectra Dew 350 and the Medela Swing (but not the Medela Swing Maxi or Freestyle unfortunately).
If you are using a breast pump with a backflow protector, then you will use the Pumpables adaptor piece. Plug the adaptor piece into the back of the breast shield, then connect the backflow protector to the adaptor piece. You will connect your pump tubing on the other side of the backflow protector as usual. Examples of models that will work with this setup are the Spectra S1, Spectra S2, Spectra 9 Plus and Spectra M1.
We always recommend you use a backflow protector when pumping for optimum hygiene.
How to pick the right flange size
If you experience any kind of pain when pumping, the wrong size shield is often the culprit. Women are not one size fits all, and it’s no different with breastshields! If you have no idea at all what size you are, then you can try to gauge the size by measuring your nipple circumference. Note – it is irrelevant what bra cup size you are – it is the width of your nipple when you are pumping that determines your flange size. Some women’s nipples change shape more than others do when pumping, so unfortunately the size of your nipples when not pumping is not always an indication of flange size.
Measuring your nipple
To measure your nipple, you need to measure straight across the widest part of the nipple (not including any areola). It is best to measure straight after breastfeeding or expressing. If measuring when your nipples are ‘at rest’, add an extra 2mm.