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Old 06-02-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Flanges Sizes?

I think I need bigger ones, I'm a G cup and milk comes out of the flanges? How do you know what size to get?

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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My lactation consultant was awesome with fitting. I'm only a C, and thought I would fit the small/standard (no way, I was a mess). But I bought a few different sizes from Amazon.com, that way I could see what was suggested, and use what was comfortable. Luckily, they aren't unreasonably priced. Hope you find something to fit!
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I bought the Pumpin Pal set - you get three sets, so no calculation required!
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Re: Flanges Sizes?

I pumped exclusively for my twins 4 years ago and pumping was *always* painful, so when I had my baby this year, I did a little more research: http://www.medela.com/IW/en/breastfe...astshield.html

^^That gives a good visual of how things should fit. Turns out, despite me being a D cup, I actually needed a smaller size flange. Things are way more comfortable now!
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Re: Flanges Sizes?

I pumped exclusively for my twins 4 years ago and pumping was *always* painful, so when I had my baby this year, I did a little more research: http://www.medela.com/IW/en/breastfe...astshield.html

^^That gives a good visual of how things should fit. Turns out, despite me being a D cup, I actually needed a smaller size flange. Things are way more comfortable now!
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:33 AM   #7
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Re: Flanges Sizes?

Flange sizes are really confusing to me. I'm debating buying new sizes to try or pumpin pal??
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I pumped exclusively for my twins 4 years ago and pumping was *always* painful, so when I had my baby this year, I did a little more research: http://www.medela.com/IW/en/breastfe...astshield.html

^^That gives a good visual of how things should fit. Turns out, despite me being a D cup, I actually needed a smaller size flange. Things are way more comfortable now!
OMG! Thank you SO Much for this. I thought 4 years ago that I needed a smaller size but I was using the smallest there was. Pumping hurt and I couldn't get a good seal without pressing hard but if I pressed too hard it hurt even more. Thanks to this... I now know I was totally right that they were too big for me, AND I know they now make a smaller size!!! The smalls (21mm) were not around 4 years ago! I just ordered a pair. I'm so happy!!!! If I have to do any pumping this time, it should go better.
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Oh wow, after looking at this, I think I may be using totally the wrong size. Is the areola not supposed to get sucked into the tube at all?
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Oh wow, after looking at this, I think I may be using totally the wrong size. Is the areola not supposed to get sucked into the tube at all?
I have the smallest size shield they make and some of my areola still gets sucked in! I stopped caring. I'm getting the 2 oz from each breast like a typical pumper would.
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