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I was wondering if I could get some advice or input from someone who is experienced with all this pumping stuff...
I bought the Medela Harmony (manual pump) because I only intended to pump once in a while when I needed it. I
am a SAHM to a 4.5 month old. I had surgery on one of my breast to remove a tumor in the milk ducts a couple years
ago so that breast naturally doesnt produce as much milk. Well since it doesnt produce much my daughter started getting
really fussy each time I put her on that side (even though I would move her to the next side when it was empty)..all
the sudden she refused to nurse from the side that doesnt produce much so my supply has almost dried up from that
side completely. The only reason it hasnt is because I pump from that side.
I want to build my supply back up but it seems like my manual pump just isnt doing its job anymore..ive tried replacing the membranes
and cleaning it and all that but I can hand express more than the pump gets out. So I was wondering if I should invest in maybe the
Medela Swing pump? I would like to get a stash of milk to keep for when I go out or need to run errands or whatever.
also thinking of my next child whenever that may be...I would like something more than a manual.
Sorry that was long...but I am just asking for any input or advice...on pumping..on the swing..anyone use the swing?
Thanks so much!
I have the Medela Harmony, I used to struggle to get milk to come out when I used it, but I am now acustomed to the pump and all i have to do is think about pumping and I leak.
I know quite a few people who use the swing and love it! infact I want to go out and buy one tomorrow (to use on the plane, instead of carting my double pump on) but DH says no more pumps (I have a PISA and a Harmony)
Electric pumps are much more efficent at emptying the breasts.
Thanks so much Tam! I am so glad to hear the electric pump works better and are more effective at getting milk out..I think I
will definitely get it. Thanks so much for the input!. by the way how does Summer do with all the travel and long flights?
She does really well!!! we fly again on Wednesday, I am looking forward to seeing my family! Cam is flying over with us so that will be great! last time I had to fly solo both ways! but she is such a placid baby, no one even knew she was there.
Thanks Rachel! :biggrin:
Tam thats awesome that she travels so well! I bet you are excited to see family again..were any of them affected by the fires? I hope not.
Dh and I are traveling up to Washington state and Oregon in March and I am dreading it:-/ Kaylee doesnt travel well.