no spray?

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no spray?
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 10:44pm

Hi! I'm a second time EPer. Last baby I used a PISA. This time around I purchased a freestyle. I'm 3 weeks PP and pump 6 times a day and get between 50-55 ounces a day. Problem is, I dont ever see a "spray" like I did with my PISA. Also, I feel like the freestyle doesn't completely empty my breasts (even with massage) and I just get drips. Thoughts? Could my supply just be regulating? I have done all the usual checks--membranes etc. I appreciate any insight!

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Registered: 06-22-2008
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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 7:30am
I have that problem with my right breast, I use a symphony. I always just though it was my nipple on that side since its more flat. I wish I could be more helpful
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Registered: 05-16-2012
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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 11:31pm

Mmm. I don`t think that it is problem in pump per se, because I use symphony and freestyle and I get "sprays" with both.

Freestyle valves much more sensetive to correct assambley and water inside. Plus, depending on your position, tubing in part that goes to the bottles kind of stops up pretty easily if you don`t positions bottles stright. And you may miss it because nothing in sound of pump or anything changes, milk just won`t flow or flow very-very slow.

I`ve read interesting advice a couple of days ago, not sure if i seen it here: you may try apply heat during pumping. I tried it and it make some difference. I use booby tubes, but I believe sock with some rice or some warming pads might be comfortable as well.
and I think that pamping pals work pretty bad with freestyle (only the smallest works more or less ok) so maybe the same goes for medela horns.

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Registered: 05-16-2012
In reply to: hildazz
Sun, 09-23-2012 - 2:43pm

I`m not sure that it is always pumping problems. I believe in some women it might be problem with let down or something like this, because i get "sprays"  with medela symphony half of the time. I usually getting sprays only during morning pump or if I missed my regular pumpign time. But I have let down problems.