I am brand new here - and desperate for help!
Some background: My son is 8.5 months old and has been exclusively breastfed. Starting soon after he was born, I attempted to express milk with meager success --- each pumping session of 20-30 minutes would yield only 2 ozs. or so. I attempted to use several types of pumps, however, I must admit that I have never used a "hospital-grade" pump. The pump I currently have is Medela's Double Select.
Due to my difficulty in expressing and the fact that I'm a SAHM, I didn't stress over my inability to pump. However, after nearly 9 months, I need to be able to have other people take care of my little guy for more than a 4 hour stretch and I really do not want to introduce formula since we've made it this far!
So, any tips? Encouragement? Is this a lost cause since I haven't pumped in such a long time? I've found a couple of good tips here on the message boards, but if anyone has any other suggestions or resources that you can point me to it would be soooo appreciated!!!