Our daughter was in the NICU for a week after she was born and I had to pump while I was at home and bring the milk to the hospital. It worked great at first, but my milky supply seemed to decrease. I have been using The First Years Mi Pump and started to experience slight pain in my breast and often my nipples. This is my first child so I assumed it was normal, but now that she has come home and latched on, the same pain exists. My daughter is 4wks old, and I pump after short breastfeeding sessions to empty them fully.
Also, I feel as though my pump may have caused a milk supply shortage. Could this be due to breast tissue/nipple damage from the pump? I am thinking of contacting a lactation specialist from the hospital, but I thought I would see if anyone here has an answer!
Answer by alinker at 11:53 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by jus1jess at 12:17 AM on Jul. 10, 2009