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We applaud your efforts to provide the very best for your baby, but know you sometimes have questions or concerns about breastfeeding or pumping. Our Certified Lactation Counselors and child experts are here to help you and offer support. For specific Lansinoh product usage questions, please contact customer service by email or (800) 292-4794 between 8am-8pm est.

 

Flange Size

Question:

The flanges seem like they are ho0lding me back low milk flow with the average size. Would moving up to the larger flange help?

Answer:

Kristee,

Flange fit is very important for successful pumping. When your nipple is drawn into the tunnel of the flange, there should be open airspace around your entire nipple. As your nipple is pulled in and out it should not touch or rub along the sides. If you notice it is touching that would indicate that you need a larger flange.

All the best,

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Molly Petersen

Certified Lactation Counselor