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I have been using an Avent Isis manual pump for 7 months, pumping an extra 4 oz. from ONE breast daily. I use for DH to feed DS occasionally and to have back up were anything to happen if I could not BF for a short time.<br><br>
Recently I decided to become a milk donor, they sent me an electric pump. The first two days I was able to pump 6 to 7 oz. using both breasts. Then the last three days I have only been able to pump 3 oz. from BOTH breasts, I used to be able to get 4oz. from ONE breast with my manual.<br><br>
I should mention that I have always had more than ample supply (like way too much), and that DS is now starting solids and therefore nursing a little less for the past month.<br><br>
I was excited to use the electric at first because it seemed to do the job faster, but now it seems to not be as effective. My nipples also feel a little achey.<br><br>
Is there some trick I don't know? Changing the pressure etc.? Should I just go back to the manual - it would be time consuming to pump for both my son and the milk bank. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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What brand of pump did they send you?
 

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It does not seem to be brand-name pump. It is white and the sticker simply says "The Milk Bank Pump" I can't find any other labeling or stickers.
 

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Does it have a dial where you can control the speed of the pumping? That way you could set the speed similar to how you were when you were pumping manually? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Sorry I'm not being of much help<br><br>
BTW, does it look like this one?<br><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250046460679" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250046460679</a>
 

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Yes, exactly that one! It does have a dial, I'll try some different "speeds" and see what happens. Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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