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  1. #1
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    Default handpumping> effective than electric?

    am I using my medela double elctric pump wrongly?
    I tried it and find that hand expressing is so much faster than using an electric pump?
    Am I using the pump wrongly or are there women who find it faster to manually hand pump?

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    Default Re: handpumping> effective than electric

    You might have the wrong sized horns.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
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    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  3. #3
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    Default Re: handpumping> effective than electric

    I don't find it faster to manually express but I do find that the PISA can't empty me, so to speak. When I finish pumping I manually express at least another ounce. If I do manual expression alone it takes me longer to get the same amount as with PISA, but I can get more if I have the time. I wish I had the money to try a different pump.

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