should i expres BF till empty?
- Hi mummies, recently heard that spectra 9 plus breast pump is suitable only for women with sensitive nipple. Women with normal nipple and insists on using spectra 9 plus breast pump will cause milk supply to drop drastically? Is that true? I love the spectra 9 plus because of its outlook and lightweight. Seems like I have to give it a miss since I suspect I should be of normal nipple
Hi there. I didn't hear of such thing and among the mummies in my chat group 9+ was a v popular model and a few of my friends and I also using it. It did not make our supply drop but u have to know that it is not as powerful at the S1 which is a hospital grade. So if u compare the "suction" u use for S1 and S9, u have to use 1-2 level higher. If use the same level of suction, it can take longer to empty the boobs - then some pple pump by "time spent pumping" so they pump lesser out and then the supply will drop. So as long as u adjust the suction high enough, u will be able to get out the same amount of milk in the same time frame. With that in mind then u are safe :)Anonymous
- Hi moms with pumping experience! I received this pump in the blessing grp and Im actually confuse on the medela freestyle buttons. 1. With the button with droplets on the left and the lady option on the right? 2. Once i on, which button should i use first? Then droplets or the lady? 3. Which level and how many mins should i use each breast? For spectra S1 , how many mins , cycle and vacuum for the massage button and the let down button for each breast?
Bottom right with the human on it Is default pumping. You can set it to your favourite speed then press and hold on the bottom right to save your it to your default. So next time when you switch it on can just straight press the human button.Danial's Mummy
- Hi all, my LO is 3 mths old and due to shallow latch, nipple confusion and slow flow, I've started exclusively expressing milk and feeding her through milk bottle 1.5 mths back. However, few weeks back, I've been getting recurrent blocked ducts. I've tried all methods suggested including hot compresses, getting help from LC, engorgement massage ladies etc...it'd clear for a day or 2 and then come back again. One of the massage ladies mentioned that I'm not clearing my milk properly hence the repeated blk ducts and recommended me to use spectra S1. I'm not sure if I should still invest in another pump (personally I feel that I might not react well to pumps as I can only pump out abt 60ml and hand express out another 60 ml usually) so I've switched to doing full hand expression...however it seems like it isn't sustainable solution due to the recurrent blk ducts. Any mums experienced similar situation? Would changing of pumps really help? Any other solutions? P.s she also mentioned that it doesn't look like a milk thickness problem hence I've ruled out taking lecithin as a solution. Many thanks in advance mums!
hi mom, it happened to me but luckily some1 suggest me to consume lecithin and my problem solved. i can happily express my milk..Anonymous
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