I need to order extra parts for my pumps and noticed that the breastshields come in different sizes. So far, I've been okay with the standard medium, but my nipples are small and I wonder if I should get small breastshields? I've only found info on problems that occur when shields are too small, so not sure whether there's a problem with them being too large. Is it possible I could get better milk production with smaller shields? Currently, my production seems pretty normal - I think - (about 4 oz per 10-15 minute morning pump session), but I'm so nervous about not having enough for my baby when I go back to work and want to produce as much as possible.
So, would a too large breastshield inhibit production? How would I even know if my breastshield is too large? If it helps, I use a nipple shield during feedings and was given the size extra small (16mm) by the LC. So I DO have small nipples.