Breast flange sizing guide, some people call it nipple measuring card, nipple measuring tool, nipple ruler, or nipple ruler card.
In the market, the breast flange sizing guide/nipple ruler, it’s made of paper, steel or silicone. From my experience, I like silicone material. Why i like the silicone nipple ruler, because the silicone is soft, I do not worry it will hurt my nipples when I use it.
New moms can be confused when it comes to choosing the perfect breast pump flange, which size of flange is better for our nipples? If the flange is too small or too large, it will cause those problems:
·Milk blister or bleb
·Low milk expression
·Nipple turning white
·Ring around nipple
·Plugged ducts base
Then moms need a tool to measuring the nipple size, then choose the correct size of flange/insert.
The nipple ruler helps you find the right nipple flange, which can promote better milk flow, and the breast milk output is the sign if you have the right breast pump flange or shield. Use a nipple ruler to find the flange that fits your nipples to maximize milk production and support your baby's long-term nutritional needs.
Use a nipple ruler to find the flange that fits your nipples to maximize milk production and support your baby's long-term nutritional needs
Hold the silicone nipple ruler with 0 lined up with the edge of one side of your nipple, use a mirror or take a photo observe; or place your nipple into the smallest hole that you can comfortably fit into without forcing it. After measuring, add 2-3mm to find your flange size. For example, if you measure 15mm, your breast flange size is 18-19mm. Please do not choose 15mm or 24mm. If 15mm, it’s too small when your nipple touches or rubs against the tunnel wall of the flange, or no suction occurs. Also do not choose 24mm,, that’s too large and can cause discomfort, pain and swelling.
For the silicone nipple ruler, we are silicone manufacturer, and can do different designs and different colors. If you need them, please contact with us.