Choosing the right breast shell
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 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 when...
- the areola is sucked into the funnel
- pumping feels unpleasant.