I have been exclusively pumping for a week with the Medela Lactina hospital grade pump that I am renting from my pediatricians office. I got some conflicting information online about sizing. One website says that if too much of your areola is being pulled into the flange, it is too small for your breast and you need a larger flange but the Medela site says that if too much of your areola is being pulled in you need a smaller flange. This makes more sense to me but I wanted to be sure.
Don't have health insurance right now so I can't go to my LC to get sized. Some but not a ton of my areola is being pulled in but I still seem to be able to pump an ok amount ( about 3 oz in two hours). I am just trying to maximize my pumping and wanted to make sure everything was as good as it could be, plus there is a little rubbing on my areola and I don't want that to become problematic as I am pumping 8-10 times a day. Any suggestions?? Also if I need a smaller flange, where is a good place to purchase them online as I have looked around and no one seems to carry the smaller flange?