Hello everyone and thanks for looking.
Well, I've been full time breastfeeding and it's going great, my problem is with pumping. Everytime I try to do it, it hurts. I thought at first the flange might be too small, so I read medela's guide to buying the correct one and they said if your nipples are the size of a quarter you need large and if they are half dollar sized you need extra large. Well they certainly weren't half dollar sized so I bought the large, but the same problem keeps happening.
I have rather large breasts so I have to hold them up while pumping. I get the flange correctly positioned on my breast and start to pump and at first it is fine but soon it pulls more of my breast into the shaft so that the skin is rubbing on the plastic. The pain is deep in my breast, not like a pinching. I haven't been able to get more than an ounce without having to quit from the pain. I don't know if it matters but my nipples are very short compared to the ones I see in pictures.
If anyone knows what to do I'd be so grateful