Breastshield size?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2012
Breastshield size?
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 7:59am
Ftm here, pumping for my 5 wk-old

How do i know if i should go a size bigger or get a pumpinpal?
Currently using 27mm w PISA on barely the 2nd strength
My nipPles get huge and painful, get sucked in about 1/3 of the tube on the shield, i get marks on my breasts. My left has extra tissue on the areola thats why i can't breastfeed and that one just get really big and swollen after pumping. The right one is normal but just started also getting very big and swollen :(
Lanolin doesnt really help w the soreness anymore :(

Please help!
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 12:22pm
Can you be fitted by an LC? One of the LC's I saw said the Medela guide is not very accurate and shows a too small fit. If you can't be fitted, and you don't mind spending the money, I would get the pumpin pals and try the different sizes so that you can see what feels the best.