LOVE this flange/set! I've never emptied so quickly before! I am super elastic, so I do wish the tunnels wouldn't lose suction from that, but I break latch for a bit and then continue. Still the most comfortable flange I've used.
I love them so much it makes pumping feel so much better and ten times more comfortable I wish I brought them sooner
No pain, increased amount of milk expressed. Amazing product!
Love this product. Using it with my spectra s2. So much gentler than the standard hard plastic flanges which had caused trauma. Bought for personal use but as a midwife I will definitely be spreading the word about this amazing product to all the mamas I care for.
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.