Boof, I second what Elena is saying. They have different sizes for different nipples. I have found that most pumps are uncomfortable, only becuse they rely on suction at the nipple, not compression. My absolute favorite is the Avent Isis. I got 3.5 ounces is under 10min this morning. I really don't like pumping (i'm too impatient) but i want to have a few bottles put away in the freezer.
Elena, I'm SO SO SO sorry you're going through this nursing hell. It's just not fair for mamas who what to nurse to have such struggles!!!
Dana, I hope you have a great time for your anniversary.
Susan, the Medela Advance is like the Symphony rental-style pump. It was developed by the man i saw speaking a few weeks ago. It's supposed to be really effecient, so I hope it works for you!
We're doing really well. I hate to even admit it,
: I feel guilty that others are struggling & I also feel like I'm jinxing myself & it will come back & bite me, LOL. Cole is a total sweetie, so mellow. He also sleeps really well at night. He sleeps at least 10-12 hours a night, waking every few hours to eat. My trick is the swaddle. I'm a swaddle fanatic. I'm also trying to see if there is a different pacifier he'll like. He really won't take the Nuk one we got at the hosptial (I asked for it as we were leaving, just in case, LOL). My dd never took one, but I remember at 5 months trying to get her to take one, LOL. Cole is probably 12 pounds by now & I put away all his 0-3month clothing today. He's busting out of all of them. He also has baby acne, started this week. I can't wait until it clears.