Ameda Dual HygieniKit Milk Collection System with CustomFit Flange System and One-Hand Manual Breast Pump Adapter
- Product Review (submitted on May 31, 2012):
- It's all supply and demnad. She's doing all the right things to stimulate milk production. Remember a baby is WAY more efficient at getting milk out of a ****** than a pump is. (I've tried to pump sometimes and if I'm uptight about it then I get an ounce when I'm relaxed, in a quiet environment, drinking a big glass of water while I pump I get more out. Suggest she look at a picture of the baby when she pumps to stimulate her let-down reflex. Use massage and ****** compressions while nursing/pumping to increase flow.) When she's nursing, as long as she's still hearing the baby swallowing then let baby stay on the ******.It's tough for sure. There's definitely a learning curve to successfully breastfeeding. My milk took nearly 5 days to come in after a c-section. I came home tired and frustrated. Someone had told me that the best thing you can do is not have formula in your house and I probably should have listened. My husband was reading the label on a can of formula while I was sobbing and trying to figure out a good position to hold and nurse my baby. 11-months later though we're still going strong with breastfeeding.A friend of mine that had a baby two days after I did couldn't BF her baby right away. Because of a medical condition she didn't have much milk come in for a few weeks. Eventually though over a few weeks she built her supply up so that she could breastfeed and she got back to the point that she actually stopped using formula for several months!! (Our babies are now 11-months old and she's now 4 months pregnant again and found it too exhausting so she's gone back to formula part time.)I think she may have been taking a herbal supplement too that's supposed to help with this (fenugreek or domperidone? There's also something called Mother's Milk Tea ) I don't know much about these, but they may be worth looking in to. She should talk to her doctor or a lactation consultant (through the hospital. La Leche League or local public health clinic) They can likely tell her more about options that will help boost milk production.Don't get discouraged too easily. Any amount of ****** milk that she can give her baby is a good thing. It changes daily to meet baby's nutritional needs so once she's re-established the quality of milk will be perfect for baby.Hang in there! It will get easier.