Question: How Do You Know What Size Flange To Get?

How do I know if my breast pump flange fits?

When you get your pump, you can tell that the flange is a proper fit if:You are not experiencing pain in your nipple.Your areola should have little or no tissue inside the tunnel of the breast pump.You do not feel areas of the breast that still have milk inside (which indicates the uneven removal of milk).More items….

What size flange does Medela come with?

24 mmThe 24 mm breast shield is the standard shield that comes with Medela breast pumps. However, nipple size can vary and some women benefit from a size other than the 24 mm.

How do I know if the flange is too big?

If your nipple is able to move freely in the tunnel you may notice a bit of areola pulling into the tunnel with each pump cycle. If there is no areola movement, your flange might be too small, and if there is too much movement, it might be too big.

Can flange size change?

Flange Sizing It is important to note that you should not measure for flange size during pregnancy prior to baby’s birth because the size is likely to change after baby is born. You will also want to be aware that your flange size may change over time and you may have a different flange size for each breast.

How long should you pump?

Aim to spend 15 to 20 minutes hooked up to the pump to net a good amount of breast milk (some women will need 30 minutes or more with the pump, especially in the early days). Pump until the milk starts slowing down and your breasts feel well-drained.

How do I measure my breast flange Spectra?

You can measure with a standard ruler as long as it has millimeters on it, or you can use a nipple ruler specifically designed for measuring flange size, which many moms find easier to use. Measure the diameter of the nipple at the base of the nipple.

What happens if flanges are too big?

If your breast pump flange is too big you may experience: Your areola could become pulled into the flange and tunnel. Painful nipple pinching, pulling, and squeezing. Lower breast milk production. Your nipple or areola could become white or discolored.

What flange size do I need Spectra?

Your flange size should be 3-5mm larger than your nipple diameter. *Be sure to measure BEFORE pumping.

What size flange comes with Spectra s2?

The Spectra S1 and S2 pumps: Two (2) 24mm Spectra Breast Flanges. Two (2) 28mm Spectra Breast Flanges.

Why do my nipples swell when I pump?

A bit of swelling that goes away after a few minutes is normal due to your nipple being under constant latch and surrounded in breast milk during the pumping session. If the swelling does not resolve within 15 – 30 minutes, you may be using the wrong size Flange.