Hi ladies. I've posted on the EP board but needed to ask something else and I think this would be a better place to ask it.
I've been recently using a Medela Swing to pump since DD has gone on a strike (that seems to be never ending) and I decided (since I was only getting a max of an ounce in total every 4 hours) to rent a Medela Symphony. It's cost quite a bit, but what I'm most concerned about is that since I started using it, my output has dropped to nothing. If I'm lucky, I'll get a couple of drops, but otherwise I get nothing. The bottle is empty, and the little yellow membrane thingy doesn't even have anything in it. Seriously? Is this worth the money/effort/time? Am I just not doing it right? My breasts are a nice 40G (UK size) and my nipples are flat and tiny.. the horns I'm using are the standard ones. They take in nipple and areaola so I'm not to worried about that (unless of course you see a problem). I just wondered if there was something I'm doing wrong, and if there is something more I can do to help? At the moment I'm pumping every 2-3 hours in the day and every 3-4 hours at night. Have been doing so for the past 3 days now with the Symphony..
Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated as I really hate the idea of giving DD formula. Thanks!