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Thread: trying to relactate, need better pump~~suggestions

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    Default trying to relactate, need better pump~~suggestions

    I am trying to relactate and was unsuccessful with the herbal side of the house, so I went to my doctor and got Reglan. She says it is a one shot thing, so if it doesn't work, then it wasn't meant to be.....with that, my pump just isn't up to par for the work that needs to be done. My OB said that I needed more or less, an industrial strength one, to "suck me dry". Hahaha

    Soooo, I need to know what is a recommended, industrial strength pump to get to try to get this ball rolling. I have been able to "milk" myself and have gotten more out then I have with my pump the past 6 weeks, so I am thinking that the Reglan is working. Now I just need to get a better pump. I don't want to rent, I would prefer to buy.

    Any help would be great, thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: trying to relactate, need better pump~~suggestions

    I personally would rent a hospital-grade pump like the Medela Lactina. If you rent, you can get a thousand dollar machine for about the price of a Starbuck's latte per day.

    If you decide to buy, I suggest a Medela Pump in Style Advanced. I think that's about the best commercially-available pump you can buy.

    And I don't for a moment buy your doc's "it is a one shot thing, so if it doesn't work, then it wasn't meant to be" thing. That's bull. You can increase milk supply at any time.
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    Default Re: trying to relactate, need better pump~~suggestions

    THanks... bought the Medela Freestyle (the hands free model). Hope it does the trick.

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    Default Re: trying to relactate, need better pump~~suggestions

    I hope so, too! Good luck, Mama.
    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!"

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    Default Re: trying to relactate, need better pump~~suggestions

    lots of info on how to pump here:
    http://www.llli.org/NB/NBrelactation.html

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