Our FluidFit® breast shields feature a liquid silicone technology that mimics baby suckling - which can help promote milk flow, reduce nipple inflammation, and provide a more comfortable pumping experience.
When using FluidFit® flanges for the first time, there may be a bit of an adjustment period for your body to get used to the new experience and sensations. Below are our top tips when using our FluidFit® breast shields:
1. Watch this video on how to assemble your FluidFit® breast shields
Ensure all parts are clean, dry, and free of defects before assembly. Watch how to assemble your FluidFit® breast shields here.
2. Connect your FluidFit® breast shields to a compatible pump
Follow the step-by-step instructions guide on connecting your FluidFit® breast shields to a compatible pump here.
3. Wear a well-fitted bra
There can be a learning curve when using our FluidFit® breast shields. A well-fitted bra will ensure the silicone shields are held securely against your body.
4. Get a good seal with your FluidFit® breast shields
Our FluidFit® breast shields with liquid silicone technology can feel different from traditional hard plastic flanges. Try leaning a bit forward to drop the breast into the flange to help center the nipple within the flange tunnel. *When using FluidFit® flanges for the first time, there may be a bit of an adjustment period for your body to get used to the new experience and sensations.
5. Check your flange size before your purchase
Have you used liquid silicone flanges before? Sizing is sometimes a bit different for silicone flanges than what we use for hard plastic. This is because silicone moves and flexes in ways hard plastic doesn't, so we tend to need a size closer to our nipple measurement to avoid air leaks leading to loss of suction and affecting output. For optimal use of our FluidFit® breast shields, it’s important to not deviate from your nipple size by more than 1mm.
*If you have access to a printer, you can use our Printable Nipple Ruler to measure your pre-pump nipple size. You're also welcome to book a flange fitting consultation with our resident lactation consultant/pumping expert. It costs $25 and is very comprehensive. You can learn more here: https://www.legendairymilk.com/pages/flange-fitting