My newborn is a month old and I have been pumping exclusibvely because I've had difficulty getting her to latch. I was using a regular sized flange but came to the realization that I needed a bigger one when my nipples became so sore that I thought they would fall off!
I've been using the medium size since yesterday but I have not been able to empty my breasts--about 20 minutes after pumping they start becoming hard again and I am only pumping about an once every 2 hours as opposed to the 1.5-2 ounces I was getting with the smaller flange size.
What can I do to get all the milk out? I try expressing by hand before, during, and after pumping, but it's not working. The regular size definitely got out more milk but was incredibly painful! Please help!