The 160mL “collection” bottles are not compatible with the Pumpables wide neck adapters. They only have 2 threads and do not secure tightly to the adapter, you have to get it just right or the bottles will fall off or you have horrible suction. The 180mL I have previously used have 3 threads to ensure a tight fitting.
Using their breast pump and milk bottles. Never regret choosing this brand!
I like the devise because its rechargeable which makes it easy to bring to my work. I don't need a battery or plug it in the electricity. The only thing I don't like is that the extra collection bottle I bought does not comes with free silicone nipple.
I liked the bottles as I could directly store my milk in them so I bought extras for that purpose. The cap ensures freshness. The only issue, if I had to pick out, was that the markings were difficult to read as they weren’t as visible as inked markings on other bottle brands.
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.