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  1. #1
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    Default Ameda reducing insert seal

    I just started using the Ameda reducing insert on my smaller side and it is so much more comfortable. However, I can't seem to get a tight seal with it. Air escapes between the insert and shield unless I smash it all against my breast. Any tips/advice? TIA!
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Ameda reducing insert seal

    I've found that you can push the reducing insert in further into the flange. But really, when you are using the reducing insert, that's where the seal is going to be - the outer flange is not going to seal, because the connection is from the reducer to the vertical part of the flange and down to the bottle, the outer flange horn isn't involved in creating suction. So you might just need to push in the reducer and twist it a bit to be sure that it's fitting tight at the narrowest part.
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  3. #3
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    Default Re: Ameda reducing insert seal

    Hmmm...I can't push the insert in any farther It's like I have air leaking between the flange and insert. I wonder if the problem is that the flange is not BPA-free but the insert is, KWIM?
    Mommy to 2 beautiful girls!
    DD1
    7-16-07 (birth) 6lb 8oz 19 in
    1-25-08 (6 mo) 14lb 2oz 25.5 in
    4-25-08 (9 mo) 16lb 0oz 27.5 in
    7-21-08 (12 mo) 16lb 8oz 27.75 in
    BF until 2 years old and still a peanut!
    DD2
    4-30-10 (birth) 6lb 11oz 18 in
    7-02-10 (2 mo) 11lb 0oz 21 in
    9-07-10 (4 mo) 12lb 13oz 24.75 in
    2-04-11 (9 mo) 13lb 8oz 27 in
    and at work

    and at home and daycare

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Ameda reducing insert seal

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*irish7eyes7 View Post
    I just started using the Ameda reducing insert on my smaller side and it is so much more comfortable. However, I can't seem to get a tight seal with it. Air escapes between the insert and shield unless I smash it all against my breast. Any tips/advice? TIA!
    Try wrapping a small rubber band around the insert and then sticking it in. Might help it seal better.

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    Default Re: Ameda reducing insert seal

    I would call ameda and ask.

    Also they used to sell smaller flangs/horns that were just smaller, didn't need a insert to make it smaller. But, I didn't see that on their website today. Maybe call and ask if they have smaller horns where you can just buy them and not need the insert.

    I have large breast, and I found the insert never worked for me either with Ameda horns, and I love Ameda.

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