Choosing the right flange when using a Wren Breast Pump

Let's hear it for the flange

Why choosing the right flange is important when using a Wren Breast Pump. (And all you will ever need to know about flanges!)

Hey there, mumma bear! We know that breastfeeding can be a challenging journey, but pumping breast milk with a breast pump doesn't have to be. At Wren, we're here to help you find the perfect fit for your breast pump flange so you can pump like a pro. 

We understand the importance of a good vacuum seal and the correct flange size, which is why all of our breast pumps comes as standard with three sizes of flanges included: 17mm, 21mm, and 25mm. Because the last thing you want to do is shop around for this after you have purchased a pump. Let's dive in and discuss how to find the perfect fit.

What is a Breast Pump Flange?

A breast pump flange (sometimes referred to as a breast shield) is the cone-shaped piece that fits over your bosom and nipple, creating a vacuum seal around the areola and nipple and drawing milk out of the breast. Think of it like a superhero cape for your boobies, ensuring a smooth and efficient pumping experience.

The Importance of a Good Vacuum Seal while breast pumping.

Listen up, super mums! A good vacuum seal is the secret sauce to successful pumping. It's like when you're trying to get that pesky pickle jar open - you need a tight seal to unleash that deliciousness. A poor seal with your breast pump can result in reduced milk output, discomfort, or even pain. We want your pumping sessions to be as smooth as butter (and yes, we do love our butter in Britain!). If your nipples are already at that sore stage, grab yourself some of our Go-To Balm - it will save the day!

Finding the Correct Flange Size with Wren

At Wren, we've got your back (or should we say, your front). We offer a range of flange sizes to accommodate lovely ladies of all shapes and sizes. Starting with the standard sizes that come with your breast pump (17mm, 21mm, and 25mm), pay attention to how it feels and how much milk you're expressing. If you're experiencing any discomfort or your milk output is not quite up to par, it's time to try a different size. It may take a bit of trial and error, but trust us, it'll be worth it when you find that perfect fit. Use our size guide to help you get that perfect fit.

Remember, breast pump flanges are like your trusty sidekick on the breastfeeding journey. Choosing the right size and achieving a good vacuum seal, flush against the breast is crucial for both comfort and effectiveness when expressing. 

To re cap, all of our Wren breast pumps come with three sizes of flanges included (17mm, 21mm, and 25mm) to ensure you find the perfect fit. So go ahead, mumma, and conquer your pumping goals like the superhero you are!

We have several other guides to help you get up and running with your pump. The first one to read after this (as mentioned above) would be our sizing guide so you can understand how to measure your nipple. We also have a couple of other useful guides such as how to clean and sterilise your pump and easy steps on how to set up your pump.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to jump onto the Wren live website chat or shoot us a DM over on Instagram. We’re always open for feedback too, so let us know what you think.