How to use the Small and X-Small Silicone flanges

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How to use the Medium, Large, and X-Large hard poly flanges

Soaps and Moisturizers – What to use – What to avoid

When you first use PumpinPal silicone flanges, we recommend trying them without any kind of lubricants on the flanges or your breasts during your pumping journey. Many dish and body soaps contain “hidden” moisturizers and lubricants that can negatively affect the silicone’s ability to hold back the elastic skin.  The following is a list of soaps to use, and to avoid.

Dish Soaps

Good:

  • Dawn Ultra (original)
  • Dawn Powerwash
  • Palmolive (original)
  • Ajax (original)
  • Walmart Great Value (original)
  • Charcoal soaps (without added moisturization)

Lubricating film (avoid):

  • Dapple
  • Dawn Ultra Antibacterial
  • Dawn Antibacterial
  • Dawn Oxi
  • Seventh Generation
  • Member’s Mark Ultimate Clean
  • Mrs. Meyer’s
  • Ecover
  • Kirkland Ultra Shine
  • Honest
  • Method
  • Green Works
  • Ecos
  • Dr. Bronner’s
  • Castile
  • Any antibacterial
  • Any “shine”
  • Any oxy/oxi

Nipple/Areola Shower Soap

Good:

  • Neutrogena facial bar (original)
  • Ivory bar (original)
  • Dial bar (original)
  • Irish Spring (original)
  • Safeguard
  • Lever 2000

Moisturizing (avoid):

  • Dove (all types)
  • Aveeno
  • Nivea
  • Olay
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Dr. Bronner’s
  • Castile soaps
  • Spectro gel cleanser
  • Dial liquid
  • All liquid body soaps
  • Bar soaps labeled as “moisturizing”, “nourishing”, “hydrating”, “soothing”

Also avoid all oil, cream, butter, lotion, lanolin, or Vitamin D drops on the nipple/areola at any time of the day. If using topical medications on the nipples/areolae, wipe off with witch hazel (pure, not with glycerin) before pumping.

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