Getting less with Electric?
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|Tue, 04-12-2005 - 3:30pm|
I got my Ameda Purely Yours in te mail yesterday and boy was I excited. I cleaned it and got it all ready to use, then when I sat down for my first pump I only got about 8 oz combined. And I just pumped now and got only 5 oz combined. What gives? I had an Avent Isis before this and was getting about 10oz combined every time I pumped. This is what I'm doing, maybe someone can point out where I'm going wrong.
With my electric:
I pump for a full 20 minutes (this means sometimes I am pumping for 8 minutes more than my milk is coming out)
I have it on the highest number of cycles
I have it on the medium-low suction setting (I am afraid to put it higher than this since any higher is kind of uncomfortable and I'm afraid of hurting my nipples - never had a nipple problem and don't want one!)
now with the Isis, I have a flex sheild that stimulates my breast while I pump. I don't have this on the electric. I have small breasts, but I'm making sure that I keep the suction seal through the whole pumping session (unless I have an itch - haven't gone hands free yet!)
I just don't know what I'm doing wrong. I expected MORE milk with the electrric, not less. Please, any advice would be greatly appreciated!! TIA
Jackie and Emily 01/30/05