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    Default freestyle issues

    I am trying to slowly build up a supply for when I go back to work in November, But I am have issues spilling milk out the back cap of my medela freestyle. I used a pump instyle DS and upgraded to a freestyle with DD. I got use to leaning forward with the pump instyle to have the milk in the breastshield work it's way down into the bottle but when I do that with the freestyle I've lost ounces out the backcap. After washing the parts I think I putting it back together right (it looks like the manual picture and it has good suction) any ideas? It's so fustrating to be covered in milk!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Default Re: freestyle issues

    I found that I really needed to make sure I got all the parts correctly lined up and snapped together securely.

    What happens if you sit up more instead of leaning forward?

    And - have you tried calling Medela? I've had good experiences with their customer service support.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default Re: freestyle issues

    I've been trying to duplicate what you are talking about, and I cannot. A call to Medela may be what you need to resolve this issue
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    Default Re: freestyle issues

    I get so used to multitasking with the freestyle that I bend over and yup, loose ounces. I have just resigned to staying upright, bending at the knees if I need anything. What's worse is I exclusively pump, so baby tangos with my cords and horns, spills more, and it drives me nuts. Doesn't he understand it's all for him?!

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