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Ameda lactaline

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Welovecouscous Sun 11-Nov-12 15:57:56

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thehumanegg Sun 11-Nov-12 16:04:46

I have this, I think it works as well for me as the medela swing and symphony. I do much prefer the let down thing on the medelas though - this one doesn't have that and you set it manually with the speed/ suction settings, this doesn't work as well for me.

Welovecouscous Sun 11-Nov-12 16:11:23

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CMOTDibbler Sun 11-Nov-12 16:19:46

I had a Lactaline, and it was brilliant. I expressed at work, 5 days a week, for a year with mine, which was second hand to start with, and then sold it on.

thehumanegg Sun 11-Nov-12 16:37:09

Yep I should say that I get tiny amounts expressing too (1 oz total at my peak) so I may not be the best to review

Welovecouscous Sun 11-Nov-12 16:58:39

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MadderHat Sun 11-Nov-12 18:20:14

I had a lactaline and I pumped 30 pints for the milk bank and, having handed it on (because the pump itself does not come into contact with milk and the milk touching parts are replaceable), it has also supported another woman's child on exclusive expressing for 6 months, as well as being used for normal pattern pumping for a third woman. The only issue is that the parts which need sterilising (for milk banking) will only be sterilised in a steam not a microwave steriliser.

Welovecouscous Sun 11-Nov-12 18:59:19

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TheNameisNOTZiggy Sun 11-Nov-12 23:03:52

My LC recommended this one. I already had a medela tho!

Welovecouscous Mon 12-Nov-12 07:55:40

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Teds77 Mon 12-Nov-12 08:14:43

Too late but I have the Ameda and am very happy with it. Just do one double pump a day at the moment and get around 7oz in 15mins. I have twins though so probably have decent supply.

Thechick Mon 12-Nov-12 08:21:01

I have the ameda too and found it a lot more comfortable than the hospital ones and got the same amount.

Welovecouscous Mon 12-Nov-12 10:02:12

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Welovecouscous Sun 18-Nov-12 18:00:33

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BumgrapesofWrath Sun 18-Nov-12 18:10:02

Pumping first thing yields more milk.

I also had to buy bigger suckers as my nipples are quite big - have you got the correct size?

Also check the tubes are attached properly.

I also used to have to be very relaxed to get a good yield

Welovecouscous Sun 18-Nov-12 20:15:50

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ishchel Mon 19-Nov-12 17:53:55

The flexishields work, ime. I had used a manual with flexishields before I bought the lactaline and found them useful on that too. I expressed for 2 babies after I returned to work using a Lactaline and then sold it on to a bf charity to get other mums feeding their babies.

MadderHat Sat 24-Nov-12 10:25:20

I found pumping with the flexishields better than without, also try increasing the suction during your session - start off with shallow and fast and move to deep and slow. Pump first thing and if not then pump at the same time each day and as long as possible after the previous feed to fit in with your life, gradually increasing the time spent (and when you want to wind down, gradually decrease), the supply will slowly increase. Look at your baby or a photo of your baby.

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