Does anyone have an Elvie pump? Reviews?
A co worker was raving on about this system. I’m about to have baby #2 and am wondering if it’s worth it to switch over. I used just a normal medela pumping stuff and normal milk bags with dr brown bottles the first time around.
Has anyone experienced this? Right before i start pumping i get this weird overwhelming feeling of happiness, to the point where I'm on the verge of tears. It only lasts a few seconds. My milk starts to express right away and then the feeling subsides. I dont particularily enjoy pumping itself but this happens to me before every single session. I know oxytocin is responsible for milk let-do... More
I am evaluating changing jobs after my leave, and I’d be starting a new job 5-6 months after my daughter is born. I’d like to try to breastfeed until she’s one, but I’m worried about how to make it work. At that point, how many times a day should I expect to be pumping, and how long does each session take? I’ll have a Spectra S1 (and possibly a Willow, a gift from a friend). The company I h... More
Any tips on increasing supply after 1year. I’d like to build up my freezer stash so he can drink BM well into 2 years especially if I were to discontinue feeding him ....I tried pumping last weekend along with feeding and became completely frustrated since I only got about an ounce I’ve also been taking fenugreek- any suggestions are appreciated
I've started the process of drying up my milk. I was already nursing my 9 month old on a 4 hour feeding schedule (he sleeps through the night, so it was basically 4 feedings a day). Last week I nursed him morning and bedtime, gave him bottles for the middle two, and only pumped once during. Then for about three days I dropped the midday pump, and then dropped the morning feeding. I offical... More
Has anyone else experienced this?: My 8 month old is on a feeding schedule, so my let down occurs during those times even if I'm away from him and have to pump later than the feeding time. The past two days I have had two random let downs at times that are not his normal feeding time. This has never happened to me before, so I wanted to see if I wasn't alone. I should mention that I... More
If baby is having a growth spurt and it started during the week while I’m pumping at work at normal intervals, it would make sense that my milk doesn’t match to her needs right? So by the time the weekend is over, my supply should increase to meet her demands and I should pump at simile intervals (2 hours versus 3 hours?)
Baby is 6 months old, barely started BLW for maybe 2 meals over the holidays. My usual “fullness” (not engorgement, that was during my mat leave so I know it’s not enforcement), no longer happens when it’s about time to nurse/pump. Been back at work 2 days now and I’m barely making enough for baby’s bottles (today I had 10 oz.) whereas I use to make a little more, and would freeze maybe 1-2 bag... More
Hi everyone, I am currently in between the Ameda Finesse breast pump and the Evenflow Deluxe. I am someone who needs a lighter, convenient pump since I'll be attending grad school and will have to pump in school. These I've found are the most convenient and easy to clean but I wanted to see if anyone had personal experiences with either of them and what you would recommend!. Thanks in advance!
He never took a bottle or got used to a pacifier.
My daughter is 5.5 months old. Breastfeeding and pumping hasn’t been painful since the very beginning. Now it hurts. Not constantly during a feeding or pumping session, but definitely noticeable. Is this normal? She is teething. Maybe that has something to do w it?
I have been using Medela for about two months now, but it seems to lose power over time. I hear a leak somewhere. My breasts still feel full after a twenty minute pumping session. Plus, the machines so freaking loud! My whole office can hear it and its embarrassing. One part finally broke (thanks to my hubby who tried to disassemble it and help me clean the parts yesterday). I am considering... More
Our first night out is this weekend (yay!), and a friend is babysitting. My LO (almost 4 months) is breastfed on demand and tends to be a grazer - she nurses enthusiastically for 5-8 min,takes a break, & eats again, 3 or 4 times. And many evenings she seriously clusterfeeds. She has recently started taking a 4-6 oz bottle of pumped milk (success!!) but usually breastfeeds also within a coup... More
So my LO is almost 15 months and still breastfeeding. I was in the ER this weekend and diagnosed with Shingles. Since then she won’t nurse from me. She will take a cup or bottle but when I offer her to breastfed morning or night she just sits there and refuses. I don’t want to force it because honestly I’m hurting and exhausted but still heartbroken this might be the end of our journey. I was h... More