Who knew that nipple size was such a big deal? The things you learn while pumping! Correctly fitting your breast pump flange to your nipples is the most important step in comfortably and efficiently emptying your breast—which is the largest contributor to supply. If your breast pump flanges are too small or too large you can damage your breast tissue and you won’t be emptying your breast completely, which will impact your supply. To decide what size works best for you, start by getting an accurate measurement of your nipples.
Finding The Correct Breast Pump Flange Size
First, What Is A Breast Pump Flange?
A breast pump flange is the funnel or cone-shaped plastic cup that fits directly over your nipple to form a seal around the areola to create a vacuum that gently draws the nipple into the funnel for milk extraction.
Not having the correct flange size could impact your milk flow by causing blocked milk ducts, pain, nipple damage, swelling, or cuts on the nipple. But with finding the correct size, you can comfortably maximize milk production.
Finding Your Perfect Fit
Amaia’s goal is to help mom have the most comfortable pumping journey possible. Our handy flange sizing chart helps you determine your best fit. Be sure to review each size option to choose the one that will fit best.