Re: 14 weeks old - can I send hospital pump back and use min
Wow, you have made so much progress since you first posted!!! I hope you feel proud of yourself, because you should!
I think that at this point, you should be okay to return the Elite and just go with the Purely Yours. You're only pumping 1x per day, and the PY is more than adequate for that. Or should be, anyway. It may take more than one session to generate the next evening's bottle when you're using the PY instead of the Elite, but that's not a big deal.
Since you have such a little guy, you might want to try making double cream bottles for that one evening feeding. What you do is you pump a bottle and let it sit in the fridge until the cream separates out and floats to the top. Then you skim off that cream and add it to another bottle of expressed milk. Result: a bottle with extra calories.
ETA: if it makes you feel any better, I spent about $800 renting a pump and scale and on additional nursing-related doodads. It was a ton of $$$, but 6 years on I am still very glad I spent it.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"