Pump Flange Fitting & Education
Find the correct flange size and learn best practices to maximize your pumping experience
What is flange fitting?
Most parents planning to breastfeed will need to pump at some point. The size flanges you use can make a HUGE difference in how comfortable and how effective your pumping session is.
There are a variety of opinions on what a "correct" size flange is. What we've learned by sizing many people is that when you find the right size, pumping is both comfortable and it get's the milk flowing! Using a ruler, coin, etc. to estimate the size of your nipple is an ok place to start, but it's really the most effective to try a variety of different flange sizes because every person's breasts and nipples respond differently and often times we're surprised at what the best fitting (and functioning) flange is!
We carry flanges from size 10mm to 32mm that are compatible with most pumps: Medela, Spectra, Motif and most other pumps.
We have connectors that can be used to make most pumps compatible with these parts.
We also carry Pumpin' Pals and flange inserts that can be used in almost any standard size flanges to make them the right size.
What to expect:
Flange fittings typically take 15-20 minutes
You are welcome to bring your pump with, that way we can review the use of your pump
If you do not have a pump yet or just need to use one of our pumps we have multiple in the office to use
We will try multiple sizes of flanges on to determine the best one for you
Throughout the session we will answer any questions you have about pumping