I am EBF'ing a 5 month old boy. I unfortunately have to work on weekends (I am out of the house typically 8 hours both Saturday and Sunday but am on call after that so the amount I am actually gone varies). Up until now, I have been renting a Medela Symphony, which I love, but it is pricey ($100 a month). I have a PIS that I am borrowing from a friend, but am concerned it does not remove milk adequately as I have had a few plugged ducts after using the PIS for a day.
My question is this: should I:
A) continue to rent the Symphony as I am happy with it and it works well for me
B) try to tune up the PIS (It probably has been used a total of 25 pumping sessions but is one year old). If you choose this option I will need help as to how to "tune up" the pump!
C) buy a new pump
I don't know much about pumps. Any advice/help would be appreciated!