I am calling Medela's customer service tomorrow. I chose to pump with my manual all day today versus dealing with the frustrations with my Freestyle. I KNOW my pump is losing suction. I used to pump on level 6. 7 would hurt terribly. Now I pump on level 9 and still feel like I am not getting enough suction. I sometimes single pump just to get stronger suction. I did not pay $300 for a single pump. The shields that came with it were too small, it hurt and milk leaked out around the edges, so I bought the larger pair. My suction issues followed soon after. Medela told me to buy the personalfits in the smaller size and it should resolve the suction. They told me my shields were too big. I pumped with the large shields perfectly for a few weeks. Now when I pump it tickles and my nipples barely move. With the smaller (24mm) size, my nipples barely fit in the tunnel and definitely rub against the sides. Is it possible that I am just in between sizes?
If anyone has had a pump with bad suction, how did you know?
I EP and am scared that this will ruin my supply, I am just so stressed when I pump now because I need more suction. It either hurts like hell or tickles.