Leave it to me to wait until the last minute to get a breast pump...
I can't seem to make up my mind- help me out!!!
Here's my stich:
I am a stay-at-home mom (duh) meaning I won't need to pump butt loads of milk because I'll be home all day, everyday with the baby. I had an electrical duo pump of some sort last time around and it gave me some horrible infections because the pump didn't actually PUMP- it more like PULLED... we finally figured out that was why my milk ducts were getting clogged. I've been looking and looking, reading reviews and talking to friends, and it seems like I might just skip on spending the 150 bucks this time around and get a single manual pump. Like I said, I really don't pump enough to justify spending trillions of dollars on a breast pump... but on that same token, they don't make double manual pumps (for obvious reasons!) so if I remember correctly, when I would pump, milk would come out of both boobs- not just the one I was pumping. If I am using a single pump, wouldn't I be wasting an entire boob of milk? (haha that sounds funny :) Also, for anyone who's tried a manual pump, does it kill your hand pumping? I've heard that manual pumps are actually more efficient with getting the milk out... I used to be able to get 8 oz. out of each breast in about 5-10 minutes while nursing Maeve... and I found THAT to be a horrible pain in the butt! So if I am going to have to sit there and squeeze the handle of the manual pump for an hour to get 6 oz. count me out!
I hope someone out there has some advice on this! I HATE breast pumps- I hate spending the money on them & I hate cleaning all the parts... ughhhhhh.