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Old 09-07-2007, 11:38 PM   #1
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So I've been exclusively bfing our 6mo and finally today got a single deluxe electric medela pump....which I love! but I pumped for 30min and the grand total of milk was........ .5oz!! yeah that's kinda a downer...I remember w/my first and second i could pump a good 4oz (w/a manual pump) when i waited a couple hours after a feeding...granted i pumped from day 1 w/both of them and hadn't pumped at all yet with this one...but still...its a bit depressing to sit there for 30min and see only one boob let down once and get .5oz out

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Old 09-07-2007, 11:43 PM   #2
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Don't give up. I had good days and bad days with pumping. Hopefully you'll get more next time.
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When I was EP'ing I found it helpful to do something else besides wait for the milk to come out... read a book or watch a video.
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awwww HUGS momma! maybe have a nice warm cup of mothers milk tea, an oatmeal snack bar or oatmeal cookies and sit back/read a book while you pump to help you relax
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Im an EPer (for 27 months).. It gets easier! Just keep pumping.. Massage.. and all that other good crap
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:40 AM   #6
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thanx guys

this morning was better, 2oz from 10min of pumping out of one boob (then the baby woke up ) but it made me feel MUCH better...i just watched cartoons instead of concentrating on the pump and it helped ALOT
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i've tried different elec pumps & even the hosp grade medela symphony which i LOVED and no matter what i get more from using a manual...but still only a total of 4-6oz no matter how established my supply is...these boobs are not made for pumping.

i have friends that can pump an 8oz bottle in 5 min!

if a manual works better that just may be how your boobs work, lol...thats how mine do
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:30 PM   #8
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Dont worry mama... I am having the same issue here while at drill.. I have to pump in my car, and I hate it, so I think thats why I dont get much!!!
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