Re: Dramatic Drop at 8 months. Seperated from Baby
Firdt, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY! I switched from a Medela PISA to a rented hospital grade Medela Symphony and the difference is incredible, well worth the $65/month and I think insurance will reimburse for at least part of that. I actually can pump for only 10 - 15 min now and get so much more than I could in 20 - 35 min w/my PSA. (Caveat, my DD is only 5 mos so I realize thingd may be different at 9 mos). Anyway, the pump saved me, but it's not a travel friendly set up. If you can put the pump into your own bag (the case they give you is industrial and enormous) and take your 9V battery pack from your PISA so you aren't dependent on a wall plug, you might find it's worth the hassle. I'm on the go a lot for work and lugging it is an extra workout and a toll on my shoulders, that's for sure, it gets DD what she needs. You will need the Symphony kit as well - everything in it is unfortunately a duplicate to what you already have (2 flanges, 2 bottles) except the tubing attachments to the pump. Those are specific to the Symphony and my research shows they arent sold separately.
Originally Posted by @llli*maryanneb
Other tips. Hydrate hydrate hydrate. If you can, keep photos, videos AND audio clips of your baby on your phone. I recorded my LO giggling, cooing, and even crying. I hate listening to that last one, but trying to coax a letdown sometimes takes creativity.
Hope you are able to resolve this.
1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12