breast shield sizes

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-13-2011
breast shield sizes
1
Sat, 05-26-2012 - 5:39pm

I am borrowing a medela lactina pump from my aunt. I bought an accessory kit so that I have new tubes, breastshields, etc. The standard size medium breast shields look huge to me- am I missing something??? The medela website says that the breast shield is supposed to just fit the nipple and not the areola, but is there some leeway in this? Has anyone out there had to buy the size small shields? Does anyone know if the breast shield size small inserts work as well as buying entirely new breast shields? Thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2011
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 9:56am

I really like the Pumpin Pal flanges. If you get the set of all three sizes, you never need to worry about having the right size flange. I've been using them for nearly a year now and have used all three sizes as my nipples and breasts have grown and shrunk. They are much more comfortable, too. They also fit right into the meddela connector.