Seriously, this is the second medela pump i've worn the motor out on in 8+ weeks.
The first medela pump I had, lasted me 2 years!!! And then finally died on me... did the quality of the medela go down since I bought that one like 4 years ago?
I can hand express, and use the hand pump and get more milk now then my medela, and I can literally *hear* the motor change over time the more I use it, it sounds like it's really, really struggling to work as it pumps, then the sucking starts to slow down and even on max, my nipples are barely moving.
I've changed tubes, wires, valves, deep cleaned everything, bought new external everything... and the motor just eventually gives out.
My other one just broke to the point where the front panel just finally fell off when the motor basically exploded on me.
I used my other pump 3-4x a day with my daughter that lasted 2 years, not 24/7 to exclusively pump for a nicu baby.
This whole pump fiasco is costing me a crap ton of money since they are 200+ a pop. WTF... I know i'm not a total idiot when it comes to pumping.... this one made it about a month, i'm going to see if walmart will take it back and just exchange it for me. :(
Hand expressing and using the handpump is making my arms tired.