So, I had to be apart from my 5 month old for 6 hours today... it was longer than expected and I didn't have my pump with me. So, when I got home and started pumping my breasts were seriously engorged! Once I relaxed enough for milk to flow I noticed it was backing up all over the place. Leaking out the shields onto my breasts. I kept fixing my angle and when the angle was perfect the milk went into the tube-- but my breasts were still wet with milk.
Anyone know what went wrong? Are the shields too large? Too small? Was my angle just bad because I was nursing the babe from one breast while pumping the other? I feel like I'm covered in milk right now and my breasts don't feel totally empty. I just gave up and focused only on nursing my babe since I was missing her.
Katie - Married to Mike 06/02/01, Mom to Sydney Anne born 11/21/09 and Alice Maeryn & Oliver Thomas born 04/24/13
Thanks for the idea. I was worried that maybe the pump wasn't going to work right since I hadn't been using it much with this babe. Fortunately, I pumped a few other times since then and it's been fine. Must have just been the angle.
Sounds like you need larger flanges. When I used ones that were too small, the milk was coming out all over the place.
Annie wife v2.0 to DH and joyfully parenting DSS 18 , DSD 15 , DSD 14 , DSS 12and heart hero DD 2. 8/2010