I have an 11 week old baby boy. I exclusively breastfed him for 7 weeks.
My son used to vomit a lot before. Just for a change, I started pumping and fed him through bottle. He is doing lot better with the bottle than with my breast. So, I decided to pump exclusively. I am using Lansinoh Double electric breast pump. For the first 1-2 weeks I was able to pump 4oz (each breast) in 15-20 mins. Now my pumping process is consuming lot of time. It is taking almost an hour to get 3oz (each breast) at one sitting (and my breasts are not emptied fully after 1 hr). These long sittings are causing severe back pain. So, I reduced my sittings at pump and have been giving him formula in between. I am frustrated and don’t want stop breastfeeding. I also suffered with mastitis 4 times.
I think I might have a let-down problem. Because when I tried to feed my baby on one breast and pump the other breast at same time, I was able to finish pumping (3-4oz) in 20 mins. I tried massaging my breasts, drinking water before feeding and taking warm showers before pumping.
Can some one help me in this issue???