Question - I have a used Ameda Purely Yours. It was previously used for a year by a mom working full time (a good friend of mine). I got all new parts and as far as I can tell it seems to be working fine.
However, I've been pumping 4 days a week 3x in 8 hours and getting 7-8 oz per day. I added an extra session at night and pump one side while DD feeds on the other in the AM. I always pump at least a few more minutes after milk stops to encourage more milk production.
Nothing has had any impact at all on my output. Then this week I started cranking the suction all the way up (used to put it on half power) and have been getting 1+oz extra per pumping session.
I worry that my pump isn't doing as good a job as it should be doing to encourage more production, and this new development is great, but I'm now maxing it out. Does any of this make sense?
I want to pump more milk (without supplements - Fenugreek was disasterous) and am so jealous of the ladies who can get 4+oz per side!