For a lark, I decided to try the Marmet Technique today instead of pumping. How on earth am I supposed to catch the milk? I get several streams, none of which go in the same direction. I thought maybe my 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup would be big enough, but I still had the odd errant stream (I'm sure my Breastfeeding Answer Book got wet ). Plus, I had a stiff back from having to lean over the measuring cup.
I was able to get 2 oz in 15 minutes. Then I pumped for another 10 minutes and got another 2.5 oz. I just used the pump on the other side (10 min) and got another 3 oz, which means a total of 7.5 oz. I can normally only get 6 oz by pumping 10 min on each side, so I'm thinking that if I practiced more, I could get more milk hand expressing rather than pumping!