Hey LLLadies! I'm going to be away from DD (18mos) for 6 days next week. She typically only nurses 2x's a day (before bed and once during the night). At this late in the game I'm not concerned with maintaining supply...I'm sure it's not much and I'm sure I can rebound if she wants to continue nursing when I return from the trip (but correct me if I'm off base here). So, I'm more concerned about pumping to keep from getting engorged. So, if I'm going to pump just once should I bring my PISA or would a hand pump be sufficient? Oh, and I'm not planning on storing the pumped milk (I already have a stash I'm not really using).
I am leaning towards the hand pump because I'm flying and already have a ton of stuff to lug in my luggage. The PISA isn't exactly small or lightweight! But, I worry that I won't be able to remove enough milk and will regret not having the speed and efficiency of the PISA. With the hand pump I'll have to pump both sides separately (obviously) but with the PISA it's a 2for1!
What would you do?