Ever since I started to pump about 4 months ago, I found I had to compress with hands while pumping. Pumping alone can only get 1/3 --1/2 out. Now my milk is getting more and more, and my hands are so painful. Also, it takes about an hour now to get all milk out. I don't know what the problem is. I didn't use the pump well or my milk ducts are not through?
The pump is Medela pump in style. I found the low intensity works for me. The high intensity only makes more vibration, mot much more milk is taken out. So I always stay at the low around position. It is a second-hand pump from my friend. When she used it five years ago, she didn't need any help from hands.
I do find rightafter a hot shower, it is easier to pump or compress more milk out. I doubt this is a particular problem with my breast. The nipple was inverted before.
Really appreciate any help. Thanks a lot.