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Wearable Breast Pump: Fit and form. 

The Know-how.

Start your journey from “how to” to “know how”. Read, save, and share this super simple Wearable Breast Pump guide with other parents.

a mum wearing a green cardigan and pink jeans using a tommee tippee wearable breast pump

Getting a comfortable fit for you.

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When using a breast pump, your comfort is really important.

Unlike traditional pumps that are held against the breast, the Tommee Tippee wearable pump is placed inside and held by your bra.

Measuring your nipples to make sure you’ve got the correct horn size should ensure you get a more comfortable fit. Whenever and wherever you choose to express breast milk. 

a mum wearing a green cardigan and pink jeans using a tommee tippee wearable breast pump

Getting a comfortable fit for you.

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When using a breast pump, your comfort is really important. 

Unlike traditional pumps that are held against the breast, the Tommee Tippee wearable pump is placed inside and held by your bra. 

Measuring your nipples to make sure you’ve got the correct horn size should ensure you get a more comfortable fit. Whenever and wherever you choose to express breast milk. 

Finding your fit.

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The best fit is based on how your nipple fits into the tunnel of the horn, rather than how your breast fits into the cone of the horn. 

Follow the simple steps below to find the right horn size for you...

  • Measure the diameter of your nipple in millimetres
  • Add 1-4mm to the measurement  
  • And repeat the process with your other nipple (because no two are the same)

Watch the video below for a detailed step-by-step guide. 

an illustration of a tommee tippee breast pump horn
A tommee tippee wearable breast pump with a red nipple alignment light

Made to fit you.

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Five horn sizes available.  

Two in the box, and three available to order.  

As well as the 24mm and 28mm horns your pump comes with, you can also order a 20mm horn and 17mm and 19mm inserts (that sit inside the horn) for smaller nipples.

A tommee tippee wearable breast pump with a red nipple alignment light

Made to fit you.

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Five horn sizes available.  

Two in the box, and three available to order.  

As well as the 24mm and 28mm horns your pump comes with, you can also order a 20mm horn and 17mm and 19mm inserts (that sit inside the horn) for smaller nipples.

Horn size guide.

Using the right horn size.

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Your whole nipple should fit comfortably into the center of the horn’s tunnel. With only a little bit of your areola entering. 

 

It should move freely in and out of the tunnel without rubbing, redness, or pain.  

a key line drawing of a tommee tippee breast pump horn

Using the right horn size.

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Your whole nipple should fit comfortably into the center of the horn’s tunnel. With only a little bit of your areola entering. 

 

It should move freely in and out of the tunnel without rubbing, redness, or pain.  

a key line drawing of a tommee tippee breast pump horn
a mum wearing a green cardigan holding her baby

Take the COMFY test.

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Find out if the horn size you’re using is right for you. 

  • Center of your nipple moves freely without pain
  • Only a little bit of your areola is pulled into the tunnel
  • Motion of your breast is gentle and rhythmic
  • Feels comfortable and doesn't restrict your milk ducts  
  • Yields well-drained breasts that feel noticeably softer and lighter post-pump 

The right horn size for you may change over the course of your pumping journey as your breasts change.  

You should regularly review how your pump feels and fits.  

a mum wearing a green cardigan holding her baby

Take the COMFY test.

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Find out if the horn size you’re using is right for you. 

  • Center of your nipple moves freely without pain
  • Only a little bit of your areola is pulled into the tunnel 
  • Motion of your breast is gentle and rhythmic 
  • Feels comfortable and doesn't restrict your milk ducts  
  • Yields well-drained breasts that feel noticeably softer and lighter post-pump 

The right horn size for you may change over the course of your pumping journey as your breasts change.  

You should regularly review how your pump feels and fits.  

Using your pump.

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Choosing the right bra is essential to ensure your pump stays securely positioned and maintains in close, comfortable contact with your body.

Your bra should provide support without being tight or overly constricting, should be adjustable with a flap and made of stretchy material, avoid underwires or padding.  

Our pump has a handy nipple alignment light to help you get it in the right position and uses ConstantComfort technology that’s specially designed to mimic a baby’s natural suckling sensation.  

It’s best to start out in massage mode to encourage let down, then switch to express. Start on a lower level and work your way up. If you feel any pain, pause or decrease suction level. 

A tommee tippee breast pump with a red nipple alignment light

Using your pump.

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Choosing the right bra is essential to ensure your pump stays securely positioned and maintains in close, comfortable contact with your body.

Your bra should provide support without being tight or overly constricting, should be adjustable with a flap and made of stretchy material, avoid underwires or padding.  

Our pump has a handy nipple alignment light to help you get it in the right position and uses ConstantComfort technology that’s specially designed to mimic a baby’s natural suckling sensation.  

It’s best to start out in massage mode to encourage let down, then switch to express. Start on a lower level and work your way up. If you feel any pain, pause or decrease suction level. 

A tommee tippee breast pump with a red nipple alignment light

Additional extras.

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To find the right size for you, you may need alternative horn sizes or extra parts. These are available to order, whenever you need them. Follow the link below to order yours. 

Parent-care.

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Explore articles about expressing breast milk. 

Whether you're thinking about expressing at work, wanting to share feeding responsibilities, or wondering how to safely store your expressed breast milk, we've got a super simple guide for you.     

A mum using an in-bra wearable breast pump from tommee tippee