Ameda Custom Breast Flange Extra Large/X Extra Large is a very useful accessory for the Ameda Breast Pumps. Some mothers do well with a standard breast flange. But some need a larger size.
One way to know you need a larger flange is if pumping hurts, even on low suction. But there are other ways to tell. You can, for example, measure your nipple. If your nipple at rest is about 22 mm or larger, you will most likely need a flange size larger than the standard. The best way to gauge size is while pumping. You know you have a good flange fit when you can see space around your nipple as it is pulled into the nipple tunnel.
The Ameda Custom Breast Flanges replace standard flanges (25mm) included with most pumps and kits. Each box includes two flanges and two inserts.
Flange Options - Nipple Tunnel Diameter
You know you have a good flange fit when you can see space around your nipple. The photo above shows a good fit. You can see room around the nipple as it is pulled into the nipple tunnel.
If your nipple always rubs along the flange sides, as shown above, it is too tight. A tight fit squeezes the milk ducts and slows milk flow. Rubbing may cause pain, and friction can even break the skin.
Custom Fit Flange System
The Custom Fit Flange System makes it easy to find a good flange fit by offering seven (7) flange sizes that adapt to all Amenda Breast Pumps and Kits.
Posted by Nikki on 2nd Jul 2010
Thank you Ameda for making this as I can not express without them. As I was starting back at work i really didn't want to offer formula so finding this was like a godsend. Expressing was very painful and just not working but when I change flange sizes I noticed a HUGE difference and it was just so much easier. I recommend it 100%.