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Pumpin’ Pal Flange Sizing Guide

Our flanges don't correspond directly to millimeter sizes.  Regular flange measurements are taken at the sharp and abrupt corner from the flange to the tunnel area, which is the frequent culprit of pumping pain.  Our flanges have a gradual transition from the "funnel" to the "tunnel," so they can't be measured in the same way.  [...]

Pumpin’ Pal Flange Sizing Guide2024-04-16T20:19:39-07:00

Why Buy A Set of 3 Sizes from Pumpin’ Pal?

We know it can seem wasteful to end up with two flange sizes you don't need. Buying a Set isn't required—all of our flanges can be purchased individually here. However, with over 25 years of working with thousands of moms who have a wide range of nipple sizes and shapes, it has taught us that [...]

Why Buy A Set of 3 Sizes from Pumpin’ Pal?2024-04-16T20:08:46-07:00

Hacks 101: How to use Pumpin’ Pal Silicone Flanges with Collar Rings

Pumpin' Pal Flanges and Collar Rings It's no secret Pumpin' Pal flanges are unlike any other flanges because of the angled shape to mimic the natural breast. Our silicone XS & S, and now our newest size option, 2XS (fitting a range of sizes from 10-14mm) are all made with a medical-grade silicone designed to [...]

Hacks 101: How to use Pumpin’ Pal Silicone Flanges with Collar Rings2024-03-23T13:48:57-07:00

How To Care For Pumpin’ Pal Flanges

BEFORE First Use After removing your new Pumpin' Pal flanges and parts from their packaging, give them a thorough washing with the process described below under "How to Clean." HOW OFTEN to Clean As long as your baby isn't premature (born before 37 weeks) and nobody in the home (including your baby) is immune compromised, [...]

How To Care For Pumpin’ Pal Flanges2024-03-13T23:47:48-07:00

What is a Bleb? Prevention & Treatment

Years ago, a woman traveled from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo to see me, seeking a second opinion. The woman had been told a lesion she had on her nipple was a bleb and that this condition meant the end of her breastfeeding. She was advised to wean her baby and switch to formula. [...]

What is a Bleb? Prevention & Treatment2024-03-09T00:14:37-08:00

How to Increase Pumping Output

If you are anything like me, you will track how much breast milk is pumped at every session. Throughout the day, you will notice that your milk output will fluctuate with the time of day and the overall success of a pumping session. How can you be more successful every pumping session? Well, the [...]

How to Increase Pumping Output2024-03-21T17:00:48-07:00

Understanding Pumpin’ Pal Sizing

Just when you start to understand sizes in MM, Pumpin’ Pal offers XS, S, M, L, and XL and confuses me all over again: Our flange design is completely revolutionary.  Nothing else on the market takes into account tissue elasticity which is such a big topic these days. The millimeter (mm) sizing that [...]

Understanding Pumpin’ Pal Sizing2024-03-01T12:48:25-08:00

Comfort is Half the Battle Won

The two most important aspects of pumping are comfort and output.  Sure, time is important as well, along with posture and ease of use, etc., but if you can empty and do it comfortably (we are referring to the nipple/breast), other inconveniences seem like, well,  small potatoes.        Stimulation is what [...]

Comfort is Half the Battle Won2022-10-30T11:59:45-07:00

A Different Perspective

It’s taken me 23 years to begin this blog. Not because I didn’t have a perspective, but because I really questioned if my perspective was worthy of reading by those that would be exposed to it. Why you ask? Uh, could it be because I’m a dude writing a blog about breast pumping? [...]

A Different Perspective2024-03-23T19:57:27-07:00

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