Can someone please give me a step by step of their pumping sessions? I want to make sure I'm doing this right. I have a Medela Pump in Style Advanced. This is what I have found so far...
It takes about 30 -45 seconds for my left breast to respond, and a minute plus for the right.
Once I start pumping, I'm dry by ten minutes, so I have been switching back between phases at that point...I only get a few drops more...
Hand expression yields a few drops...
I can only pump 5 times max right now between work and school, plus my schedule is different everyday, so I am fitting in five sessions at different times everyday.
I clean parts after each session, bought the proper horns, and sterilize at night.
I only get 1/2 oz to 3/4oz. TOTAL at each session.
I drink H2O throughout the day, I drink 3 cups of Mother's Milk Tea throughout the day, eat oatmeal....I have major stomach issues, so Fenugreek side effects intimidate me from taking them.
My goal has always been six months, but if I can make this work, I would definitely pump an unlimited amount of time.
On top of this, my family thinks I'm nuts for doing this. My Husband walked through yesterday and he said, "only three more weeks and your finished" I would have whacked him upside the head had I not been hooked up to my Farm equipment. My Mom also thinks I'm crazy. When people ask ME about breastfeeding, SHE always blurts out, "I never had that luxury!" AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HH