I've only used a manual pump. Here is a link to some help sites:http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/breastfeeding/while-working/19-tips-better-pumpinghttp://www.gotbreastpump.com/blog/10-tips-to-successful-exclusive-breast-pumping
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Some women just don't respond well to pumps. I found that I was able to get more milk out by hand expressing than when I used a breastbump.
OK going to sound weird but when I was working and pumping, I always had to read a parenting magazine with lots of pics with babies. I let down no problem then.
Sit in a quiet room, make yourself comfy and relax, think about your baby, or even try holding your baby, or smelling something with your babys scent on it. Hearing your baby cry helps as well, even if you record baby crying and play it back while pumping, it stimulates the milk producing hormones and allows for letdown. Massage your breasts, starting from the outside in, in a circular motion, take a warm shower or place warm washclothes on your breasts for a few minutes before pumping. If you are trying to solely pump, it can be very difficult. The more you do it, the more you'll produce. But, nursing your baby is how the hormones are created in your body to allow for let down. So, pumping can be very challenging. A lactation specialist can help you learn more tricks as well, these are all I can think of. Oh, and another key factor is having a good breast pump, one from the hospital is the best, these are made for moms who have babies in the NICU or multiples to help produce more milk. Pump 15 minutes one side, 15 minutes the other, then go back and do the other one again, and then back to the other. Sometimes this will produce a second letdown. Good Luck, hope you find this helpful! :)
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