Exclusively Pumping and Sore Nipples


Hello! I am a first time mom and I am exclusively pumping for my baby girl. I’m 90% positive that I’m using the correct flange size (I don’t have a lot of areola going into the flange and my nipple isn’t rubbing on the edges UNTIL I start pumping and my nipples swell) on my breast pump but I’ve started having some pretty rough pain while pumping. The pain only lasts for the first 1-2 minutes of my pumping cycle and then it kinda evens out. But my nipples are still sore and tender after pumping. I’m using lanolin cream after pumping but it doesn’t seem to help much.

Any tips/remedies would be greatly appreciated! I plan to continue pumping until my baby has weened off of breast milk but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to put up with this soreness/pain for that long.

Thanks in advance!!