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Old 06-16-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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How do you know what size shield you should be using on your pump. Anyone know how to measure it? Does it go by bra size or something? TIA!!

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Old 06-16-2008, 10:50 PM   #2
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http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com...ting-correctly

and trial & error. They're only like 6$ I think, so I bought 27mm and 30mm, because the 24mm were chafing and not getting much milk. 27mm was comfortable & got good milk, the 30mm were too large and got no milk.
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It's one of those things you can only see when you are pumping. If your nipples are rubbing too much on the sides and you are not getting a good spray than your shields are too small. I pumped for 2 1/2 months with the wrong size before finding this out. Pumping is much more comfortable now!
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It's one of those things you can only see when you are pumping. If your nipples are rubbing too much on the sides and you are not getting a good spray than your shields are too small. I pumped for 2 1/2 months with the wrong size before finding this out. Pumping is much more comfortable now!
except I pumped for over 3 months before figuring it out. I actually found that I needed a SMALLER size. Wow it makes a huge difference.
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If your nipples are rubbing too much on the sides and you are not getting a good spray than your shields are too small.
Yup! If your nips touch the sides, then you need a bigger size.
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I got "professionally fitted" by a lactation consultant.
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