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Old 04-25-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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How do you measure for breast pump shields?

I could have sworn that I read something about this recently but I don't know where. If anyone knows how you are supposed to measure for them, please enlighten me. I've never had much luck with pumping in the past and I think it is because I was using too small breast shields, so I want to figure out which size I need before baby comes. TIA!

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Old 04-25-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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Re: How do you measure for breast pump shields?

I have NO IDEA, I just guessed. I have HUGE breasts/nips so I ordered the largest size I could find. MUCH better than the ones that come with the pump, IMO!
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:03 PM   #3
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Re: How do you measure for breast pump shields?

Thanks, I just recently realized that there were other sizes(duh). The only thing I found telling about this says you need to watch your nipple while pumping to see if it is too small, but I am pg so not currently pumping. Anyone else know if there is a way to measure for this?
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Re: How do you measure for breast pump shields?

When I first started pumping it was really uncomfortable, although my nipple wasn't rubbing or anything - I just guessed and got the next size up to see what would happen and it was much more comfortable. I had no idea and just guessed - sorry. I would say it would be worth it just to at least get the next size up to try when the baby comes.
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Re: How do you measure for breast pump shields?

Unfortunately, just trying them is what you need to do. Some size up a couple sizes, some size up differently between breasts. It really does help tremendously having the right size though.
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