Quote Originally Posted by LLLTiana View Post
Do you have a local LLL leader or IBCLC with whom you could consult about pumping? Pumping is not supposed to cause sore nipples. You could have a pump flange that is too big or too small, or you could have the settings adjusted too high. Another option would be to contact the pump company and speak to a representative. She might be able to help you determine what the problem is.
The LC I saw did contact Medela and they suggested a smaller flange (as I am already using the biggest they have) but that one caused blisters so I am back to using the 36mm. Medela does not make any larger shields so I have been using the Gerber breast balm to help with the chafing. My nipples are a lot better than they were since I have been using that.

Quote Originally Posted by LLLTiana View Post
Glad to hear that you're starting to get some answers. Is your little one doing well now?

She is doing wonderfully! She is healthy and happy!