Hello! This is my first time posting on the forum. I am fairly new to EP (approx 2 weeks) and doing well with it so far. I will be going back to work full time on March 4th. My husband is staying home with our son full time. I need to pump to make sure he has enough on hand to feed our boy during the day after I return to work. When I told my lactation consultant that I was going to EP, she suggested I use a Hospital Grade pump if I am to keep my supply up and did not think my pump would be sufficient.
I own the Medela Freestyle pump. So, based on her advice, I rented the Medela Symphony pump. I have found that I actually get more milk with the Freestyle over the Symphony. Has anyone else experienced this as well? Is there a tremendous benefit to using a Hospital Grade pump over a Commercial Grade pump? I was using the Symphony exclusively once I rented it but switched back to my pump again when I was able to produce more.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. I don't want to risk lowering my supply long term just because I have a higher output now if there is a value.
Thanks in advance!