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Thread: Mid-Evil Torture Device!!

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    Default Mid-Evil Torture Device!!

    Ladies for some reason today my pump feels like a mid-evil torture device.

    Can the size of flange needed change?

    Any other thoughts on what might be making me so uncomfortable?
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

    The love of my life, Wyatt 8-28-11 AKA the little dude

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    I have had to change horn sizes over the past 7 months of pumping. I went right to a 30mm, and now am down to a 27. For a period I was using a 27 on my left and 30 on my right. Oh and lansinoh and medela sizes are different (used a 28.5 on lansinoh) to make it even more interesting.
    I had pain and one time bleeding pumping on my right, I went up a size and also put lanolin on the horn. It felt 'good' (as good as pumping can feel that is) that I am using lanolin on both horns every time.
    Full time working Mom to 3, DH is my hero as a SAHD:
    DS July'09, nursed for 12 weeks
    DD1 & DD2 April'11, tandem nursed for 16 months

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    Default Re: Mid-Evil Torture Device!!

    Period? Ovulating? Does it bother you when nursing too?
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    Default Re: Mid-Evil Torture Device!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*toddlerandtwins View Post
    I have had to change horn sizes over the past 7 months of pumping. I went right to a 30mm, and now am down to a 27. For a period I was using a 27 on my left and 30 on my right. Oh and lansinoh and medela sizes are different (used a 28.5 on lansinoh) to make it even more interesting.
    I had pain and one time bleeding pumping on my right, I went up a size and also put lanolin on the horn. It felt 'good' (as good as pumping can feel that is) that I am using lanolin on both horns every time.
    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*babygirl05 View Post
    Period? Ovulating? Does it bother you when nursing too?

    yes both of opinions items are likely!!!

    third suggestion if 1 and 2 don't resolve the pain: is there any chance you might be pregnant?
    Autumn
    Moma to *Silas* 10-30-07

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    Oh god I hope I am not pregnant. I have a mirena so that would be unlikely. No period and no clue on ovulation. I am going to start with horns and go from there.

    Ladies you have successfully scared me and I want to go buy a pregnancy test now. I can not imagine being PG with a 6 month old that truly would be torture.
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

    The love of my life, Wyatt 8-28-11 AKA the little dude

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    Default Re: Mid-Evil Torture Device!!

    You probably just need a different size
    Susan
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*babygirl05 View Post
    Period? Ovulating? Does it bother you when nursing too?
    Yes I also have some discomfort while nursing. Nothing like while pumping but not normal.
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

    The love of my life, Wyatt 8-28-11 AKA the little dude

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    Default Re: Mid-Evil Torture Device!!

    When I started getting my cycle back nursing hurt around ovulation time. That was long after I stopped pumping though. Does it feel any better today?
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*babygirl05 View Post
    When I started getting my cycle back nursing hurt around ovulation time. That was long after I stopped pumping though. Does it feel any better today?
    It is not much better but I forgot about my husband needing to work on my car so I could not go get the new shields yesterday. I am going to go after I pick up DS today.

    I hope I am not getting my cycle, I had the Mirena before for like 3 years and never had a cycle then. I don't have any of my classic symptoms for a cycle either though.
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

    The love of my life, Wyatt 8-28-11 AKA the little dude

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    Default Re: Mid-Evil Torture Device!!

    I'd try the new hor]ns
    Is Wyatt teething? Maybe his latch is irritating?
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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