Re: newborn eating, pumping, and hindmilk...
I didn't mean cheap like you got it out of the bargain bin... Just that there can be a big difference in effectiveness between a manual pump, a single electric, a lower-end double electric, and a high-end double electric.
The pump I have is a double electric pump and by no means was it cheap!
If your nipples rub painfully against the side of the collection tubes, the shields may be too small.
as Far as the shields (dunno if thats the right word) how do I know if they are big enough or not?
If they shoot in and out, accompanied by a loss of suction, they may be too big.
You can do it, Mama! This is definitely the hardest part, and if you can make it through this you will get to the good stuff.
I do feel like giving up sometimes but I know its the best thing for the both of us so i'm trying to stick it out..
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!"