Pumping with the incorrect flange size is the number one cause of pain when pumping. The Pumpables Genie Breastshield makes it easy to swap your breastshield size without having to replace your entire breastshield kit.
Available in 21mm, 24mm and 27mm, the Pumpables Genie Breastshield is used with the Pumpables Genie Connector which is available separately.
The Pumpables Genie Breastshield is compatible with the Pumpables Milk Genie breast pump and can be used with other breast pumps that use a backflow protector including Spectra..
Each pack comes with a set of 2 breastshields in your chosen size. All Pumpables parts are free of BPA and other nasties.
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.
We have a fantastic nipple ruler that should make determining your best shield size a breeze! It’s fast, easy and best of all, free! You can find it here – Nipple Ruler link
We have also published a Breastshield size guide blog post that will help you determine your best shield size, although if you need more help checkout our Fitting Room where one of our experts can advise on your shield fit.