Breast pump (canada)

Caitlin - posted on 04/24/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have no choice after child #3, I have to go back to school full time. This means my baby (now 6 months) will be away from me all day. I'm not keen on formula, want to keep providing breast milk to him, so I will take time between classes to pump milk for him. My issue is i've never had luck with breastpumps. I have a manual one that I use on occasion, but can only get about 1 ounce per sitting out. I've tried all the warm washcloth, and whatever tricks i've been told, but nothign helps me get more. In fact, I get more if I do it using my fingers, though it takes much longer.



I need a good breastpump that will work relatively quickly (probably a double). Any suggestions? My body really doesn't like breastpumps..

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Kisa - posted on 04/26/2012

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for sure you need the 26mm flanges. I need those at a E cup. you also need a double electric good Medela pump. totally worth it as the amount of money you will save on not buying formula and babies health and yours. so lots of money up front but will save down the road. all those tricks will work much better with good pump and start NOW. the more you can save up before baby is one the better and easier it will be.

Caitlin - posted on 04/24/2012

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Thats some good advice.. I's most likely not the right size for me the one that comes with it, considering my cup size is F (while creastfeeding)... I'll see if I can find the right size for me, though lactation consultants are probably hard to come by around here..

Lori - posted on 04/24/2012

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Make sure that which ever pump you get, you get the right size flanges. Most pumps come standard with a 24 mm size. Buy some women need a smaller size, and many need a larger size. If you have a local lactation consultant she can help you choose the right size for you. It will make a big difference in how much you can pump out.

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