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Thread: Pumping less effective..?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Default Pumping less effective..?

    My pump does not seem to be working as effective as it was. I was painfully engorged tonight and was only able to get 2 ounces. I don't know if i have just gotten used to the way the pump feels but it just doesn't seem to be sucking (for lack of a better word) very hard. It occasionally makes a weird sound when I press the let down button.

    Oh I have a Medela Pump In style, bought 4 months ago but have only started using it frequently for the last month. Any suggestions!?

    First time mommy to Kylie Grace 9/29/09

    Birth: 5 lbs 15 ozs
    take home: 5 lbs 10 ozs
    1 week: 6 lbs 5 ozs
    2 weeks: 6 lbs 14 ozs
    2 Months: 9 lbs 12 ozs
    4 Months: 12 lbs 11 ozs

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    It's round on the ends and high in the middle

    Default Re: Pumping less effective..?

    Has the tubing pulled off a little? Or what about the knob that controls suction...sometimes my PISA knob would get pulled out and mess with suction.

    Fancy Momma to the Divine Miss M, 2/15/07 BF'ed for 17 months!
    Currently TTC Baby #2

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Default Re: Pumping less effective..?

    Check the little white flaps, mine get holes in them and that will make the pump's suction less effective. You can buy replacements at Toys R Us. Hth!


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default Re: Pumping less effective..?

    If PPs suggestions don't work, contact Medela. They have awesome customer service and will either repair or replace your pump if it's not working properly.
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    Birth: 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 18.5"
    6 months: 14 lbs. 14.5 oz. and 26"
    1 year: 20 lbs. and 30"

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Re: Pumping less effective..?

    I had a similar problem w/ my PISA and called Medela. They end up sending me new tubing, valves, & membranes. I guess these parts had just gotten to worn because the pump worked well again when I switched them out.
    Mom to Jaxon born 5/1/09. He would not so we and !

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