Pumpin' Pal Super Shields are premium angled breast pumping flanges. These are flanges that are considerably more comfortable than traditional ones. Are you experiencing problems or discomfort using regular flanges? The angled structure of the flange encourages better milk flow and sits more comfortably on your breasts.
With optional Spectra connector, you can now connect Pumpin Pal flange to your Spectra pump and pump directly into Spectra wide-neck bottles. The Pumpin’ Pal flanges (all sizes) fit directly to the connector. Spectra backflow protector, valve & membrane and bottle fit directly with the connector.
- Eliminates constriction of milk ducts caused by traditional flanges.
- Promotes better flow.
- Reduces irritation to the nipple area.
- Helps users to sit back in a more comfortable, natural position while pumping.
- Considerably more comfortable than traditional flanges.
- Can be used with hands-free systems for the ultimate in relaxed and productive pumping.
- Especially effective for new moms and C-section moms.
- Aids in the prevention of mastitis and other breast infections caused by plugged ducts.
- Bisphenol A (BPA) Free.
- Dishwasher Safe.
- *Only XS and S requires collar ring adapters (included) for fitting purposes
Product includes: 1 pair Pumpin Pal flanges
Note that Small and X-Small sizes are priced higher because they are made with BPA Free Silicone. Medium, Large and XLarge sizes are made with less expensive Medical Grade Polypropylene.
"I highly recommend Pumpin’ Pal Super Shields, Simplicity Hands Free Pumping Bra Kit and Everbeauty Bra for breastfeeding mothers.
Super Shields allows pumping mothers to lean back without milk back-flow. Its unique design mimics a good latch, offering greater pumping comfort, and facilitates better milk drainage. Being able to yield more milk in shorter time is instrumental to breastfeeding success. As a personal user, this is one product I couldn't live without."
Juliet Chan, lactation consultant (IBCLC)
Small and X-Small
- made with BPA Free Silicone
- Includes one pair of collar ring adapters
- Dishwasher Safe
Medium, Large and XLarge
- made with BPA Free Medical Grade Polypropylene.
- Dishwasher Safe
How To Use
Be sure to get the right size. As your body changes you may find more than one size will work best for you at different times.
- Super Shields work with Ameda, Medela, Bailey, Lansinoh, Rumble Tuff, Avent Isis, 25mm Maymom one piece.
- *Note for Ameda™ users: All of our Super Shields (Medium, Large & XLarge) fit Ameda Standard (25.0mm).
- Does not fit the First Years miPump, Avent Comfort Pump.
It is difficult for a mom to guess which size will work best for her. Our shields work completely different than standard shields. Super Shields are tapered, so along with size of the breast and nipple, alot also depends on the elasticity of a mom’s tissue, which is hard to measure. We have moms that use different sizes at different times of the day…..we have moms that have changed from one size to the next to the next as their body changes over time after delivery…..and we have moms that can only use one size. We/You won’t know which size is best until you try them and compare.
The standard flange that came with your pump is most likely about a 25mm flange or very close to it. If you felt that the standard flange is the correct size or even a bit to large…chose the Small Set. If you think you need more room in the tunnel for your nipple than the standard flange gives you…. Chose the Regular (Large) Set.
Yes. The Pumpin’ Pal Super Shields are made of BPA-free medical grade polypropylene and High Grade Platinum Silicone. Both can be boiled and steamed using a steam bag but that should only be done prior to first time use. From then on these products should be hand washed like china or a glass because you can easily clean all surfaces. Unlike bottles and tubing. Heat breaks down any plastic over time so just clean them good with warm soapy water and they will last as long as you need them.
There are multiple things that could be happening. Here is how to address them all: #1 Make sure your pump membranes and valves are in good working order, especially if it has been a while since you replaced them. #2 You might not be getting a strong enough Letdown because your body doesn’t know how to react with this new, more comfortable sensation/feeling that is happening at the nipple area. The brain and subconscious have been programed over time to have a letdown when they feel the pain from the standard flanges. Putting on a more comfortable flange might not be triggering as strong of a letdown. To solve this simply close your eyes and picture your baby being latched on to you while you are using the Pumpin’ Pal flanges. Hold that thought for as long as you can. You are basically re-training your subconscious to trigger a letdown when it feels the Pumpin’ Pals on your breast. This should be done any time a mom tries a new flange with a different feel than she is accustom to. #3 If too much tissue gets pulled down into the tunnel of the flange it could be compressing on the ducts and not allowing them to flow as well. This is known as Lactiferous Duct Dysmorphia. Drop down 1 or 2 sizes and try to limit the amount of tissue that is migrating from the funnel to the tunnel of the flange. Turning down your suction can make a big difference as well.
If you find milk leaking from underneath your flanges, twist the Pumpin’ Pal flanges in your connector so the tunnel now points away from your lap. This will position the bottles away from your body. If the bottles hit your stomach or lap, it breaks the seal and allows milk to leak out. If you are using a hands free bra, you may need to adjust it a little…too tight and it is pulling up on the flanges… too loose and suction isn’t maintained.