Is there a flange size smaller than 21mm?
Note that our PersonalFit Flex™ breast shields are available in four sizes – 21mm, 24mm, 27mm, and 30mm. We offer a 36mm size in PersonalFit and PersonalFit PLUS only, but not in PersonalFit Flex.
What’s the smallest Medela flange?
Breastshield x1 (19 mm ID, smaller than Medela’s smallest PersonalFit 21 mm breastshield), Valve x 1, Membrane x 1; Compatible with all Medela pumps except FreeStyle, Maxi and Harmony.
What is the smallest flange size?
The smallest flange size is sold by Maymom and measures in at 13mm. Maymom makes aftermarket flanges for big pump brands like Spectra and Medela, which can be purchased for less than $30 bucks. The next size up is 15mm, and they make a 17mm- all of which are under the standard 24s that come with most pumps.
How do I know what size Breastshield to get?
Using a ruler or measuring tape measure the diameter of your nipple at base (across middle) in millimeters (mm). Do not include areola. Based on your measurement, determine your Medela breast shield size. Example: If your nipple size measures 16 mm in diameter, the recom- mended Medela breast shield size is 21 mm.
Does Medela make smaller flanges?
That’s why Medela offers multiple breast shield options and sizes; PersonalFit is available in 21 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm, 36 mm and PersonalFit Flex is available in 21 mm, 24 mm, 27 mm, 30 mm.
Are my nipples too small for pumping?
If your breast pump flange is too small you may experience: Rubbing as the nipple is pulled against the sides of the breast pump tunnel. Pinching and squeezing of the nipple. Your nipple or areola becomes white or discolored. Low breast milk production.
What happens if my flange is too small?
Flanges that are too small may cause excess friction, pinching, or squeezing as the nipple is pulled against it. As a result, your nipple or areola could become white or discolored, and you could experience low milk supply or painful milk extraction.
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.
How do you pick a flange size?
To determine the best flange size for you, you’ll need to measure your nipple. Take a tape measure or ruler and measure the diameter, or width across, of your nipple in millimeters. Do not include measurements for your areola, the larger part around your nipple. Select your flange size based on your measurement.
What size breast shield is right for me?
The breast shield size also depends on breast tissue and skin elasticity (not just nipple size alone). To determine if the PersonalFit breast shield is the right size, you can perform a quick test using the pump and breast shields on mom. Start with the 24 mm breast shields (or the size determined by measuring the nipples).
Did you know your breast shield size could change over time?
Did you know that your optimal breast shield size could change over the duration of your pumping experience? The right breast shield size is an essential part of optimal milk flow during pumping. To help you obtain maximum comfort and pumping efficiency, Medela offers five breast shield sizes.
What size nipple for 24mm diameter?
If the nipple diameter measures 24 mm, the recommended size would be 30 mm. Be sure to understand the difference between the nipple and areola. The areola is the darkened area on the breast around the nipple.
How much more milk does a breast shield remove?
PersonalFit Flex breast shields also remove 11.8% more milk per minute. Over time, these breast shields help mothers pump more milk than traditional 90-degree breast shields.