Unable to use pump on one side

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Unable to use pump on one side
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 6:04pm
Hi girls :smileyhappy:
Has anyone ever had one side which won't release milk when you put the pump on it? If yes have you figured out a way to 'get it working'? I have to express my left side by hand even if it's shooting milk in all directions (like in my eyes last night lol) it will be lucky to even give out a drop on the freestyle - very annoying as I would like to double pump!
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Registered: 10-14-2010
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 7:30pm
Hmmmm, how frustrating! Have you tried using a different size flange on that side? I ended up using a 21 on one side and a 24 on the other, even though there were no visible differences, this increased comfort significantly. I wonder if a different size flange would create more effective suction for that side? Also, have you tried a different brand, like pumpin' pals? Have you tried a hot compress? Maybe that would help to get things moving while the pump is on you. I"ll keep thinking of other ideas...