I have been EPing for about six weeks after nursing for almost 6 months (nursing strike). I have the PISA pump and had been using the 27 mm shields with good results then I began to experience some mild soreness I thought was a lubrication problem. So I started puting on lansinoh before pumping... Bad idea. Apparently that stuff is sticky. More soreness. Then I started using olive oil around the tunnel of the shields and it seemed to get a little better. Then all of a sudden more soreness! So I switched to the 30mm shields and still using the olive oil. I get better flow with the 27 mm and the 30mm it just seems like my nipples kinda swell up. I don't think I have the suction too high only about 1/4 the way up. Am I using the wrong size shields? What to do? Any suggestions?
Mom to Mark (preemie 10-05 3 months) and Mallory (5-10 bfing 6 months 6 weeks)
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