I am exclusively pumping and have a question for others who have been there. I pump every 2-4 hours during the day for about 20-30 minutes at a time. Is there anything I can do to speed up the process? It's not a big deal when DH is home but when it's just me caring for the baby it is so time consuming (plus I'm concerned for when I return to work). I'm using a Medela pisa (double electric).
I was told that any non-hospital grade pump is meant to be used 2-3 times per day and anyone exclusively pumping should get or rent a hospital grade pump to use for more pumping sessions. I have the medela pisa and I'm not super impressed by it...
Just wanted to share this lactation smoothie recipe I tried! It definitely worked, I was leaking rather profusely within minutes of finishing it and I was able to pump 5 Oz from one side in ten minutes which is way more than I usually get, especially in the afternoon!