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 using PumpinPal silicone flanges, we highly recommend not using 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


  • Dawn Ultra (original)
  • Dawn Powerwash
  • Palmolive (original)
  • Ajax (original)
  • Walmart Great Value (original)

Lubricating film (avoid):

  • Dapple
  • Seventh Generation
  • Mrs. Meyer’s
  • Ecover
  • Kirkland Ultra Shine
  • Honest
  • Method
  • Green Works
  • Ecos
  • Dr. Bronner’s
  • Castile

Nipple/Areola Shower Soap


  • 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
  • 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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