Mothering Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

Registered
Joined
532 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I can pump with my manual pump (or even hand express) milk from my breasts, yet with my Medela PIS I dont' have much success. Does this sound strange to anyone??<br><br>
DS is EBF but needed to pump for a long car trip (I will be driving since it is just me and the kiddos...) and I would rather not stop being alone with 2 kids on the road. And I didn't get much out with the PIS but got a few oz with the manual pump?!?!?
 

Registered
Joined
1,005 Posts
I was the same way. I could get a little bit with the Medela.. if I turned it ALL the way to the lowest setting and I had to hold those white parts PP mentioned tightly (didn't know you could replace them.) I think I had an air leak.<br><br>
I had GREAT results with my Avent Isis, but I think it's because it wasn't so rythmic... my baby did not suck that rythmically.<br><br>
Manda
 

Registered
Joined
532 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
thanks for the advice. I had a first years pump but DH tried to take it all the way apart (parts that shouldn't have been taken apart) and so now it doesn't create a proper suction and the handle part pops off...I think i am just going to go buy the Avent Isis. I am flying home and want to have it should I need to pump and leave milk for my DS with my mom...Although he hates the bottle w/ a passion...LOL gotta love the EBF baby habits!
 

Registered
Joined
498 Posts
Oddly enough I could never do ANY good with any electric pump I tried. But manual pumps always allowed me to get tons of milk. Don't know why, but it's nice that its a cheap option-even if my hands did get a little tired. We must just be weirdos <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but at least we're not alone.....
 

Premium Member
Joined
6,809 Posts
Im the same. I pumped 4 oz from ONE breats on tues, and didnt get a drop w/ the electric... so meh. I'm thinking about selling hte electric, anyone want it? tis a playtex dual thing<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

Registered
Joined
783 Posts
definitely not weird.<br><br>
I had the PIS and the harmony. I couldn't get even 1/2 an oz with the PIS, I'm not sure if it was the horns or what, but it was USELESS. I can get about 1.5 oz with the manual in 20 mins, but can hand express 2 oz in 5 mins. LOL<br><br>
I guess some of us are better without fancy machines, since we really have all the equipment we need. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top