Today, 05:21 AM
I was watching this documentary on breast milk and the video showed a clip of breast milk being pumped. It was a close up of the valve in the bottle and showed the milk gushing into the bottle with each suction. When I have pumped, I get a drop at a time, but I have only pumped after nursing my baby to build up a little supply. Is this how it's supposed to come out when you pump to replace a nursing session? The first time I pumped, I pumped one breast that was full while I nursed baby on the other side (it was a comfort nurse), and I got 3 oz. The second time I pumped both sides after nursing, and I got 3 oz total. Then the last time I got 1 oz total from both breast, and although it was after a nursing session, it wasn't a particularly serious feed- more of a dream feed/comfort sucking. once I go back to work and am pumping instead of nursing while at work, should I expect variation from day to day, or would this indicate an issue with the pump or other issue? Also, I have found that I have a difficult time letting down. I guess I'll have to figure out something that works for me.
Lastly, how high are you suppose to turn the dial? The manual says a little lower than uncomfortable, but I don't find any of it to be comfortable. It's the suction that makes my breast feel a little sensitive afterwards. I have a Medela PISA.