Expressing

Choosing the right breast shell

Choosing the right breast shell size
The breast shell is the right size

The breast shell is the right size when...

  • the nipple moves freely in the funnel and can follow the rhythmic movements of the pump
  • there is no, or only a little, areolar tissue in the funnel
  • the milk flows and the breast feels soft all over after pumping.
The breast shell is too small

The breast shell is too small when...

  • the nipple rubs against the side of the funnel
  • pumping is unpleasant, even with a low vacuum
  • the milk flows slowly
  • you are able to express less breast milk than expected.

 

The breast shell is too big

The breast shell is too big when...

  • the areola is sucked into the funnel
  • pumping feels unpleasant.