Re: Manual pump issues
Although it can take a bit of adjustment when you start using a pump, it should be easier than what you experienced. And although pumping doesn't feel good, it should not hurt (just a little uncomfortable at first). It sounds like the horn on your pump (the part your nipple goes into) may not be the correct size for you--many women find that the standard size is too small. I'm not familiar with the evenflo specifically, but both the electric and manuals that I have used have larger sized horns that you can buy.
I have occasionally used the regular size instead of my usual large size ones and it is a little painful, plus I do not get as much milk--probably because I am not relaxed for good letdown.
Also, were you pumping really fast and squeezing very hard? If so, you might want to vary the pressure and speed. I initially thought that more was better but I found that I respond better to a more moderate to slow intensity. Think about trying to mimic your baby's nursing pattern (initially quicker small sucks, then slower deeper drinks). When I use my hand pump I do fast but gentle pumps for about 30 seconds, then slower (about 1 sec spaced) but more firm pumps.
Mama to M, BF 17mo
and H, born Feb '12