Legendairy Milk Elvie Hack - Legendairy Milk

Legendairy Milk Elvie Hack

By: Guest Contributor


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When it comes to wearable, hands-free, and wire/cord-free portable breast pumps, there are only a few options and Elvie is one of them.

The Elvie is available as a single or double pump option and comes standard with a 24 mm and 28 mm flange with the option of purchasing a 21 mm flange directly from Elvie. Each flange has a size guide on the bottom to help you align your nipples properly but if you already know you need a smaller size, you end up having to find some inserts that will work within the larger flanges.

nipple with flange sowing that the flange is too large for nipple 

Because of the way the suction mechanisms work with the Elvie pump, the insert you choose must fit just right or be trimmed down to avoid blocking the holes on the Elvie flange which allow for suction.

This is where some hacks come in!

 silicone flange in elvie flange without blocking air holemaymom insert blocks the air hole in elvie

Enter Legendairy Milk silicone breast shields/flanges (that come with our collection cups or separately) to save the day!

The 24 mm Legendairy Milk silicone flange can fit into the 28 mm Elvie flange without blocking the flange’s air holes. You can then add your inserts to the 24 mm flange to get the diameter you need and provide the length that may be needed for longer or excessively elastic nipples.   

28mm Elvie flange and 24mm Legendairy flange

The fit is a bit tight, so it does require some wiggling and pressure to get the Legendairy 24 mm silicone flange into the Elvie 28 mm hard flange, but once that is securely in, you can add your inserts into the Legendairy flange. You may need to do a U fold or “tulip” fold (anyone familiar with reusable menstrual cups? That’s the same fold you would use) and then flatten out the folds so that you have a smooth tunnel transition.

It’s also important to note that the Legendairy flange will not sit flush with the Elvie flange, but there is enough stability for the pump to comfortably sit against your breast/chest and within your bra to provide you a comfortable, hands-free, pumping session.

u fold or tulip fold of flangeclose up on the fold before flatteningflange all smoothed outinsert without blocking air holes for proper suction

The Legendairy Milk inserts work well in this setup also! You may find yourself needing to do the U fold or “tulip” fold mentioned above to get the insert in comfortably but once you’ve smoothed everything out, you’re good to go!

u fold or tulip fold on 19mm Legendairy Milk insert19mm Legendairy Milk insert inside 24mm Legendairy Milk flange inside 28mm Elvie flange


Statistically many pumpers need even smaller flange sizes than 19 mm, which is why we now offer sizes 15mm, 17mm, 19mm and 21mm


If you have any questions or need help troubleshooting, reach out to us via email or on social media.

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If I measure 19mm can I buy the Legendary milk 19mm silicone flange and put that in the 24mm elvie flange? Or will it only work with the elvie 28mm in the legendary 24mm silicone with a 19mm insert?
Legendairy Milk replied:
Hi! We recommend using the 19mm Legendairy Milk Insert in the 24mm Legendairy Milk Flange in the Elvie 28mm Flange ✨

Nike Nelson

Hi will this trick work with elvie stride too? Or do you have any other suggestions?
Legendairy Milk replied:
The Elvie hack isn’t necessary for the Elvie Stride! The Stride flanges do not have the two suction holes as with the original Elvie. All you need is an insert in your correct size! The 15 mm, 17 mm, 19 mm, and 21 mm Legendairy Milk inserts fit in the 24mm Elvie Stride flange.

Samara Mota

Hi, I need to make the Elvie Stride tunnels longer, any suggestions? I have elastic nipples and use the small pumpin pal or the 21mm lacteck woth my regular pump.
Legendairy Milk replied:
Hi! We have sent you an email with more information! Make sure to check your spam/promotions folder 😊


I have the original Elvie and was measured to be 15 and 17mm. I bought the 17mm inserts to try them but is there another piece I also need to purchase in order for these to work with my Elvie?
Legendairy Milk replied:
You will need the Legendairy 24 mm silicone flange!


Hello. I have the 17mm flange inserts and am wondering if they will fit in my Elvie stride 24mm shields.
Legendairy Milk replied:
Yes! The 15 mm, 17 mm, 19 mm, and 21 mm Legendairy Milk inserts fit in the 24mm Elvie Stride flanges/breast shields.

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