I am a FTM expecting baby at the end of this week.
My midwife recommended that I use nipple stimulation with my breast pump to help kick-start labor. I got out my pump for the first time last night and am now very confused and in need of advice!
I normally have flat nipples.
When I tried out my pump last night, I noticed that my nipples remained flat the entire time. They are not being drawn into the flange tunnel despite a good suction.I gave up after about 3-4 minutes because it just didn't seem it was working correctly. I have an Ameda Purely Yours pump and initially tried the original flange size, then tried the smaller included one (thinking maybe the other was too large). Still nothing.
Is it possible this is because the flange size is still too large for me? I am so confused!