Nowadays there are a lot of breast pump flange designs available for pumping. While most of them offers breast pump with hard plastic flange, there are more and more pump brand offering soft silicone flanges.
Why silicone flange, you may ask?
For those of you having sensitive nipples, silicone flange will give you more comfort because it feels softer and more comfortable. If you have elastic nipples, this will matter even more because silicone flanges helps to grip your areola better so that it won’t get pulled too deep to the end of the breast shield ‘tunnel’.
Finally, some of these soft flanges work in such a way to mimic how a baby latches right on your breast. This will improve pumping efficiency and promote better milk flow.
Which soft silicone flanges work best for pumping? In this article, we will discuss some of the popular silicone breast pump flanges and cushions used by pumping mothers as well as its compatibility with popular breast pump models.