The good: Well, my pumping has been going great. With Nora, we had to supplement from day one of pumping and I never was able to keep up with her demand. This time I'm actually pumping more than he can eat so I think I might be able to actually build up a freezer stash (was never even a remote possibility with Nora).
The bad: It friggin hurts! I have an Ameda Purely Yours that I used for a while with Nora before switching to an Avent Isis. Well apparently I didn't clean the Isis well enough before putting it away because it has some sort of mildew in it so I broke out the electric pump again and like I said my output is great. But it's making my nipples sore. The Isis had these soft plastic inserts to put on the horns, but the APY is just hard plastic. My nipple skin sticks a bit, though it's better if I can put a little BM on there to lubricate. Even when lubricated though it make me sore. My nipples were perfectly fine before I started pumping and now they are getting really sensitive and red on the ends. Any advice or ideas? Do you think it's something I'll get used to, like nursing the first few weeks, or do you think there is a problem with the horn size or something?