So I'm pretty much ready to quit pumping because I'm an extremely low volume pumper AND I feel like all the time I'm spending with the pump is taking away from the time I could/should be spending with my family. I am unable to breast feed because of my flat nipples, so I'm exclusively pumping. But.....I'm wondering if my flat nipples are part of the reason why I'm such a low volume pumper. I went to a link that showed how the nipples should fit into the horn for a correct fit and it said if your nipples were wider than a nickle, you should try a larger size. My nipples (the tiny bit that does stick out) are closer to the diameter of a dime, but I have large areolae. So because I have flat nipples with LOTS of adhesions (apparently if your areolae have wrinkles in them when your nipple extends, you have adhesions that keep the nipple from extending as far as it should) no matter what size horn I use, a lot of areola goes into it. Could this be affecting my output? Has anyone here with flat nipples become a high volume producer? I'm sure I'd want to stick it out longer if I actually expressed much milk - at 10 ounces a day right now and my daughter is 2.5 months old. The most I've ever expressed in a day was 16 ounces, and she was a month old then. My supply has slowly dwindled since then - I haven't pumped as often as I should so I know it's partly my fault, but am I just destined to be a low volume pumper because of my flat nipples? Any help, advice, responses are greatly appreciated. Thanks!