Breastpumps

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by strongminded, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. strongminded

    strongminded Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if anyone found using a manual breast pump gave more milk than using an electric pump? I have the calypso ardo electric breast pump and i find it doesnt have a very good suction. When i breastfeed my son i hear him swallow and know i am producing milk but when i express using the electric pump hardly anything comes out.

    Anyone recommend a manual pump instead?
     
  2. Prettypee

    Prettypee Well-Known Member

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    Manual pumping was a nightmare for me- never got anything. I have a medulla swing. When I started pumping after a few weeks of breastfeeding I'd barely get any milk at all. I found myself more likely to get if I pumped at the same everyday (training my body to produce milk at this time) which took maybe 4 days to work... I also would juggle and pump on the opposite breast to the one my daughter fed from (whilst she fed) as my body hormones where ready and I'd often leak from other boob whilst feeding anyway. It takes a while to get a routine so don't be disheartened just yet. You'll find something that works for you xx


     
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    Prettypee Well-Known Member

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    (The medulla swing is an electric pump ) xx


     
  4. KateK

    KateK Well-Known Member

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    I found that a manual worked better for me than an electric but I didn't have much time to faff around and compare brands as my daughter wouldn't latch and relied solely on my expressed milk so it all feels like a bit of a blur! At the time I used a Tommee Tippee manual which was fine, this time i've done my research and have opted for the Avent Natural - fingers crossed it works for me.. The electric I was using was the Medela compact and I found the suction near useless.. some electrics have rave reviews but i'm just not sure i'd fork out the money again after last time x
     
  5. strongminded

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    I have been using the manual breastpump for a couple of days now and i find it works so.much better for me. It.is also easy to use. No need to plug everything in..you can use it anywhere. So far i am trying to pump every 3 hours to increase my supply
     
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    That's great to hear :) Well done for sticking with it - pumping made my life a misery for many weeks! xx
     

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