For a number of reasons, where to buy breast pump flanges is essential information for new parents using a breast pump to help mom express milk and feed baby. There are several reasons for this, and the experts at Limerick explore and explain those reasons in this article. So, let's take a look!
Where to buy breast pump flanges
Flanges can usually be acquired directly from a breast pump manufacturer - including ourselves, from Limerick's online shop. However, because they have a shorter service life than the other parts of the system they are also going to be more widely available. You can purchase them online through retailers such as Amazon. In addition, they are also available at physical retail stores such as Walgreens pharmacies and Target stores.
What is a breast pump flange?
The flange is the part of a breast pumping system which is placed over mom's nipple when pumping. As it's the part of the system that interacts most directly with mom's body, its important that the right choices be made when deciding upon which breast pump flanges to buy, to ensure that you get a specification which meets your needs and is comfortable, helping mom to pump without pain or discomfort.
What do I need to consider when choosing breast pump flanges?
Get the right size
This is why the Limerick breast pump flanges use our one-size-fits-all system. Being made of soft silicone, Limerick breast cups hug to the shape and size of your breast, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit.
There are mainly two alternatives when it comes to the material that your breast pump flanges are made from - plastic and silicone. Plastic flanges come in set sizes, and you have to find the right fit - which means you may need to swap them out from day to day.
Limerick’s silicone breast cups ensure that you always have the perfect fit, removing this requirement of seeking out the right fit.
Flanges are perishable, they're designed to be replaced
Knowing where to buy breast pump flanges is important because they are not meant to last forever. They are a perishable part that needs to be replaced every six months. It is normal to replace them regularly, so you don't need to worry about it.
Other useful support & resources from Limerick
For more great practical breastfeeding advice just like this don't forget to take a look at our Resource Center, while we also have dedicated pages on our website designed to give new parents, corporate stakeholders, and healthcare professionals all the information they need regarding our pumps and how to use them effectively. In addition, if you have any questions that you'd like to put to the Limerick team, don't hesitate to do so, either through our contact us page or via social media on Instagram.