Okay, so I've only ever pumped a handful of times and I notice that I get practically nothing and I hear this sound as if my pump is sucking in a lot of air and maybe the suction isn't so good? I have an Ameda Purely Yours and I'm not sure if that's a normal sound or if it's really not doing a good job. It's every time the little plastic cup thing at the top releases.
I can usually get some milk if I hand express after using the electric for a few minutes but I mean, I'm only getting drops with my electric, maybe an ounce with the manual pump and I can usually keep going if I hand express but that's a huge PITA. I'm really kicking myself because we're going out tomorrow night... and so far I've only been able to get like 1.5 ounces to give to DD. Here's hoping tomorrow morning goes a little better so I can drink some margaritas.