Last night, I tried double pumping. By that I mean one pump attached to each breast. I’m not sure what the expert term for it is. Duel pumping, double expression…
Anyway, I have two different types of pump. One Tommee Tippee manual, and one Avent manual. How I ended up with this combination is perhaps for another day. Last night I managed a live comparison…
Now, I should explain my methodology as I may have been a little unfair on one pump.
I finished feeding O on my right, which is the boob with greater production. I then put the TT on that side, avent on the left. I swapped them after 1 let down.
I ended up (after two swaps – O woke up!) with 2.5oz in the Avent and 0.5oz in the TT. I just don’t get on with this pump. Maybe it’s the phalange, or the way it seems to draw the nipple in to touch the pump or the harder action. Maybe I don’t set it up quite right, but the TT isn’t the pump for me. I’m going to continue using it to collect leakage as I would rather it were added to my stash than wasted into a boob pad, but personally, I prefer the action of the Avent.
Ok, so the negatives of evening pumping are that O takes longer on his 2am feed as my flow is slower. My nips become sore – partly due to the pump, partly due to lazy latch of a tired baby suckling for longer.
The Positives are additions to my stash, and a less choky and windy baby. The choking and wind seem to be associated to a fast flow when I’m too full.
Right, it’s time for me to go and pump.