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We discussed how wonderful BeauGen Cushions are to use with so many pumps. However, using the Elvie pump with BeauGens gets a little technical.
Let’s go over the issue that many Elvie users have and that is the flanges for Elvie have short tubes. If you have used the Nipple Queen Ruler and Pumping Pretty Support System to size your nipples, you may have discovered that not everyone has elastic nipples and in fact, only a few moms actually do. But for those that actually do, your nipples will extend to the very end of the short Elvie flanges and block the suction holes and reduce the suction.
The tiny suction holes are located under the green disc, near the end of the flanges. This is where the BeauGen Cushions come in to play. The Beaugens will reduce the size of the Elvie flanges by 2mm if using them the standard way (Not Turtlenecked). So, in the 28mm they become 26mm, in the 24mm they become 22mm and in the 21mm they become 19mm. This can, but not always, block the tiny suction holes located under the green disc. It is always important to test the BeauGens Cushions with the Elvie flanges first. They do not always block the suction holes; this is largely depending on the shape of your nipples and the size of the flanges you are using the BeauGen Cushions in.
What happens if the BeauGen Cushions block the suction holes? You will want to first see if you can gauge how much of the BeauGen’s will need to be trimmed off. In my experience it is roughly 1mm to 2mm.
You should know, once you cut the Beaugen Cushions it will become difficult to try the Turtleneck Method in the future. If this seems scary to you to cut a product you just paid for… you are not alone. So, take the guesswork out of it and use the Nipple Queen Ruler to size yourself to the exact product size you need. Get the sizing done right the first time because the number on the ruler is the size to buy!
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