Re: Hand pump vs hospital grade pump
The hospital-grade pump yields more milk and is a time-saver for most moms, but there are always going to be exceptions out there.
Even though you get the same amount of milk with both pumps, I encourage you to continue with the electric machine. Pump out what milk there is and then continue pumping for another 5-10 minutes (hard to do with a manual, right?). The additional stimulation will help with supply even if there is no milk coming out.
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