Help! Every breast shield too big!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2011
Help! Every breast shield too big!
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 8:16pm

So I figure I can't be the smallest chested person on the planet, but maybe I am b/c they simply don't make a breast shield small enough for me. I feel like I am struggling with the effectiveness of my pumping (takes a long time to get all the let downs) and I think maybe part of it is that I don't have that great breast shield fit. I have used the 21mm, but more than the nipple gets pulled in. I have also tried bigger sizes to see how they work. With my last son I felt like the bigger sizes maybe worked a little better but this time around I am unsure. I tried pumpin pal, but they don't make a S and the M is too big. I just don't know what to do to get the most effective pumping. I am new to this (been almost exclusively for the last month - son is now almost 4 months old) and am wondering:

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2011
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 3:59pm

Although I can not relate to being small chested since I am very much the opposite.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2011
Sun, 12-04-2011 - 1:59am

Thank you! That does help. I have found that every shield I use causes some pain/discomfort. But I am able to quickly adjust to it. I will just keep going with the size I have as I have experimented a bit and it doesn't seem to make a huge difference what shield I use. Just wish there was one that fit right :).