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Brest pump recommendations for big boobs?!

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AlwaysDancing1234 Tue 08-Jul-14 09:11:12

Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good pump for bigger chested mums!
I used an Avent hand pump with DS 6 years ago but found bit pretty uncomfortable on my huge boobs. DD only 5 days old and my F cup nursing bras are tight already .
So any recommendations for a good pump that might accommodate my large breasts?!
Not looking to spend a fortune, breatfeeding but would like to be able to express the occasional bottle.

Sengi Tue 08-Jul-14 10:41:28

Medela do different sizes of breast shield, not sure if any other brands do, or if they might fit other makes?

Kikaninchen Tue 08-Jul-14 10:44:59

Yes, I second Medela, they do different sizes of the cup thing - but you have to buy them seperately, I think the one that comes as standard with their pumps is small or medium size.
But it is more for bigger nipples than bigger breasts per se that it is useful for. I think on their website there will be a bit where you can measure yourself and see which one you need (I needed extra large grin).

Kikaninchen Tue 08-Jul-14 10:47:42


HamAndPlaques Tue 08-Jul-14 21:52:50

What do you mean by uncomfortable? I am a k cup and used an avent manual and a Medela swing with success.

Bunbaker Tue 08-Jul-14 21:54:15

As far as I can remember the size you are doesn't make much difference as the bit that covers you is just for your nipple area, not the whole breast.

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 08-Jul-14 21:56:46

Didn't get on with Avent, but had a Medela which a kindly MNer passed on to me which was more successful.

In early days I just expressed by hand into a clean pint glass, used to get a good amount when I got going!

AlwaysDancing1234 Wed 09-Jul-14 07:34:51

Thanks for the recommendations everyone. Midwife also suggested the Medela so will look in to that

CityDweller Wed 09-Jul-14 13:28:43

The Ardo Calypso comes with three different size of breast shield

SociallyAcceptableCookie Wed 09-Jul-14 13:30:28

All the electric pumps I've looked at have different shield sizes available.

SaggyAndLucy Wed 09-Jul-14 13:44:58

I may be wrong, but I think the shield sizes actually refer more to nipple size. I've got several sets of shields for the Medela and Ardo pumps and it's the tube width which varies. I've had to abandon a couple of sets because once I get going and the breast loosens up, too much is getting sucked into the tube. its not comfy.
I've got the Medela Swing pump and the Ardo Calypso, size FF breasts and express 100% of DDs milk. Both are great! smile

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