Expressing

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  1. lucylou

    lucylou Well-Known Member

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    Hi All

    How long does it take everyone to express a bottle of milk.

    Charlie is 7 weeks old and is breastfed during the day and his last feed we give him formula as he lasts for longer on this. When he wakes up during the night I give him a bottle of expressed milk which I do just before we go to bed but it takes me about 40 mins to get 5oz's and I really struggle getting this amount!

    Does anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    I took ages and only expressed 3 oz, which she only drank 2oz of. I could have cried, that last oz took me ages!!!
     
  3. futuremum

    futuremum Well-Known Member

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    I have days when it takes me 10 minutes to express 4 oz and some days it will yake me 50 minutes to express 2!!!!
     
  4. lulu

    lulu Well-Known Member

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    It takes me about 5-10 minutes to get about 3 oz, then my flow reduces to a dribble.

    The more you express the faster it gets apparently!!!
     
  5. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    Am thinking about getting an electric expresser, can anyone recommend a model or tell me about their experiences using one?
     
  6. lulu

    lulu Well-Known Member

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    Hi Beanie.

    I have an 'Ameda Lacteline' for in the house. Not had it long but its a double pump and seems to work really well. It was highly recommended, plus the motor doesnt run out like many others.

    For when Im out and about I have a 'Medela' pump. This can be mains or battery operated.

    My partner did several weeks of research into them as we need to increase my flow and he is very much a perfectionist :? :D

    Look on ebay for some bargains!!!
     

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