High suction used to hurt but not anymore, me or the pump?
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|Wed, 08-22-2012 - 5:29pm|
I’ve made it to 6 months exclusively pumping from the first week. I’ve been struggling with quitting since I’ve already had to supplement with formula and I’m getting so burned out on lugging this pump around everywhere. I dropped the MOTN pump and have only been pumping 4x/day. Tired to convince myself that I’d make do with whatever happened but the guilt is killing me when I have to make an entire bottle of formula. In the past, I was never able to turn the suction up very high on the Medela Symphony pump I rent but recently I’ve been turning it up all the way and feel no discomfort. I don’t feel like the suction is as strong since it doesn’t hurt. I’ve always changed the white membranes on a regular basis. I just replaced the tubing which helped with the membranes “flapping” but I still turn it up all the way. I’m wondering if replacing anything else would help. I’m not sure if my body is changing or if there is something wrong with my pumping accessories. I could probably exchange the pump but I don’t feel like it’s the pump. The air coming out of the tubing seems strong and same as it’s always been. Thanks!