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Hospital grade pump versus swing and mini electric

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suwoo Thu 29-Oct-09 22:02:56

Got a hospital grade pump today and its crap! My swing is sooo much better. Have I set it up wrong maybe? Its this one.

What do people think that have tried one?

Ewe Thu 29-Oct-09 22:04:35

I used that pump and found it excellent, much better than the swing, really missed it when I went home!

AitchTwoToTangOh Thu 29-Oct-09 22:05:56

i think i'm right in saying that the hospital pumps are the same as a really good quality domestic one, but the parts are built to last repeated use. i think the suck is much the same. the mini electric ime was shite as it was sooooooooooooooooooo noisy.

expressing's a bugger, isn't it? how are you coping?

suwoo Thu 29-Oct-09 22:25:12

It doesn't seem to have much suction even when on max. Got literally nothing from either side. Just got 2 oz from one in same time.

Don't really mind expressing but only doing it 3 times a day- bottle feeding is harder- I'm hating that sad

Hangingbellyofbabylon Thu 29-Oct-09 23:03:13

I've followed everything you've been going through and wanted to offer my support and admiration for what you're doing. It could be that the new pump works in a slightly different way and will take a while to get used to. I've just replaced my old and very noisy lactaline for a new one, exactly the same model. It has taken me a few days to adjust and I really felt like it had less suction. Today after a couple of days I seem to have got used to it and am now getting as much milk as usual. It's weird though because this new pump feels less 'sucky' and I don't get that kind of pinchy let-down feeling I was getting before - however my last pump a few minutes ago I got about 4oz from my usually quite weedy left breast which never normally produces more than 2oz. I also have a medela mini electric and didn't get on with that at all. Hope it all settles down for you.

Hangingbellyofbabylon Thu 29-Oct-09 23:06:03

just to add have you checked all of the pump parts, especially the little valve bit?

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