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Thread: Nipples blanching when pumping

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Default Nipples blanching when pumping

    Today was my first day back at work and I pumped while there. I'm pretty sure I use the right size flanges as my nipples don't rub on the plastic and pumping is pretty comfortable. However, I did notice today that the tips of both nipples were completely white after I finished my last pump of the day. What could that indicate? Suction too high? Like I said it's not uncomfortable, but I want to make sure I don't inadvertently do something to reduce my output- I pumped 3 times in a 7 hour span and yielded 3oz each time.
    7/28/11, weaned gently and gradually at 21 months

    1/9/14, enjoying having a little nursling again

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Nipples blanching when pumping

    My guess would be that the suction is too high. Have you tried starting out at a very low level and only gradually increasing to the maximum level necessary?

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