Hello all! I'm new to the site. I've joined because I just went back to work this week, and I'm having a hard time pumping enough for my lo. She is 6 weeks old.
Issues are as follows:
- sore nipples... the 24 mm shields seem to be too small, and i tend to rub on the sides if i'm not very careful, but the 27 mm (next size up) are too big and too much of the tissue is pulled, and that hurts too.
- rushed pump time... i've got 15 minute a pop to pump. I know legally, I'm supposed to get 30 mins, but work is just too busy to accommodate it
- uncomfortable pumping area... I have an empty office room to pump in, but by empty, i mean EMPTY. no table. no chairs. no lock on the door. I've taken to sitting on the floor with my back to the door since someone's almost walked in on my twice. Just writing about it makes me want to cry.
I generally can get 12 oz pumped, but today I only managed 10. She eats 12 to 16 oz. I have a small stock pile in the freezer that should hold us over until i get this worked out.
any advice would be appreciated!