Hi moms. I am currently in the process of re-lactating. It has taken me WEEKS to get where I am now. Getting what I have been told is breastmilk. The problem is this: I pump for 15-20 minutes, every 2-3 hours, I only get enough milk out to cover my nipples and/or the breast shield. It NEVER NEVER makes it down and into the bottle.
I am currently using the Evenflo Dual Electric Breast Pump. It was given as a gift and I was TOLD it was the best on the market. NUH UH. This thing BLOWS! because it sure as heck doesnt suck! <~LOL
I've been told to rent a Hospital Grade Pump. My hospital does not rent breast pumps. Then I was told the next best thing is a MEDELA. I've been looking into getting one.
So my questions are: Mom's who have used medelas, how are they? Suction? How long does it usually take to pump a couple ounces? Is it worth the price?
Answer by jedwards2009 at 5:20 PM on May. 14, 2010
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Answer by Nyx7 at 12:16 PM on May. 14, 2010
You need a rental pump. Places other than hospitals rent pumps including; medical supply companies, drug stores, lactation consultants, and others. Go to the Medela site and you can find a place that rents them. If you don't want to rent one you can get a Pump-in-Style at Target for around $300.
Answer by Gailll at 12:38 PM on May. 14, 2010
Answer by Arisce at 12:57 PM on May. 14, 2010
Answer by RhondaVeggie at 1:47 PM on May. 14, 2010
Evenflo is crap. Medela is the best. Also you must learn how to pump efficiently because a pump can never be as good as a baby's suck you need to compensate for that. Go to this website to make the most of your pumping (I know it is for premies but the technique is good for all pumpers). http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
Answer by amileegirl at 3:25 PM on May. 14, 2010