ive posted about this a few weeks ago but still no better,
quick recap; avent manual, worked twice not working any more. ive checked its all assembled right and i swapped the silicone thingy with the replacement one but still no difference. its just not working. it doesnt have the same sucking power it had the 1st two times. and now im getting really frustrated cause i have to be somewhere on tuesday evening for a few hours and ive tried hand expressing and all i got was 20ml. but there is milk there. should i just buy a different pump and bin the avent? i need to be able to express.
Have you got the little white valve thing the right way up? I was pumping away with no suction last night til I realised it's upside down Just bought a medela swing and going to try it out this evening for the first time... never thought I would get this excited about a breast pump
I found I had to persevere with hand expressing to really get the hang of it (my second pump was useless so I didn't want to buy any more). It might be worth trying a few more times in case it works and you can be pump-freee?
ok, i tried the valve the other way and nothing and then i replaced it with a new one, still nothing. pressed the silicone thing in really well, nada. and took the silicone thing out and nope. so then i went to gordons chemist and bought a medela mini electric and have expressed 90ml so im happy. thank you all for advice, i guess i just got a dodgy pump. apparently it happens. thanks again all.
Oh I was going to suggest the valve being upside down as well, I've just got an Avent one and occasionally it 'pops' round the other way and instantly loses all suction - maddening when it happens in the middle of a let down and you have to stop and unscrew the whole thing! Good that you've got a pump that works for you now though!