Re: Difference between Purely Yours and Hospital Pump?
I can't compare the Purely Yours to the Elite, because I never used the Elite. However, I did use both the Purely Yours and the Medela Lactina, which is a hospital-grade rental pump and probably roughly equivalent to the Elite, and in my opinion there is a HUGE difference between the Purely Yours and a hospital-grade pump. The Purely Yours was a toy compared to the Lactina.
When I had supply problems, I pumped every 3 hours during the day and every 3 at night and brought my supply up to where it needed to be within a couple of weeks. I also used a supplemental nursing system (SNS), so that I could supplement my baby at the breast instead of by bottle. With a SNS, you avoid nipple confusion, and in addition, supplementing with a SNS is good for your supply because the baby stimulates the breast even as he feeds from the SNS tube.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"