Hi, I'm Alex

I started Milkdrop after struggling with pumping for my daughter.

I’ve put together some tips for using Milkdrop cushions if you have elastic nipples.

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Elastic nipples

Do I have elastic nipples?

If your nipple tissue extends or swells to the end of the pump tunnel and to the sides, you might have elastic nipples.

How can I get a comfier pump?

Everybody is different, but we find that the most comfortable combination for people with elastic nipples is to use Milkdrop cushions with sizing inserts. The cushion is 10x softer than your flange, and still allows your nipple and areola to move. A sizing insert provides a softer, smaller space that prevents your nipple being sucked as far into the flange.

You can buy sizing inserts online, just search for "breast pump sizing insert". Make sure you choose one that is compatible with your pump and flange. 

Which size cushion should I get?

To size your cushion and insert, measure across the base of your nipple pre-pumping in millimetres (mm). Choose the Milkdrop cushion that matches your nipple size.

You can also read our blog post on measuring your nipples for more details (and diagrams!)

Which size insert should I get?

Measure your nipples in the same way, and ideally choose an insert that is close to the size of your Milkdrop cushion.

How do I use the insert and the cushion together?

Place the insert into your flange, and your cushion over the top. Align the hole in the Milkdrop cushion with the insert so you can see through the cushion into the tunnel, and pump as you normally would.

What if I've already purchased a smaller flange?

You can use the cushion on a smaller sized flange too, and this may be a more comfortable option for you if you don't like (or can't access) silicone sizing inserts. 

I'm having trouble, pain or discomfort, help?

Stop using the cushions and contact us. We'll help you troubleshoot!

Pumping can be comfy

Remember, pumping can get complicated and we're here to help. Reach out to us at support@milkdroppumps.com or DM us on @milkdrop_pumps

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