My pump feels inefficient

I don’t get enough milk

It takes me a long time to get letdown

Your flange size may be too big. See here for more on how to check and choose the right flange size for you.

My breast loses contact with the flange or pump when I express

Your flange size may be too big. See here for more on how to check and choose the right flange size for you.

Milk is leaking out of the pump between my breast and the flange

Your flange size may be too big. See here for more on how to check and choose the right flange size for you.

I still feel full

My breasts still feel full after I express

Your flange size may be too big. See here for more on how to check and choose the right flange size for you.

  • pumping - still feel full
  • pumping problem - still feel full
  • pumping problem - one side better than other
  • pumping problems - milk supply
  • how to pump - why no milk
  • pumping problems - no letdown
  • response:
    • replace parts
    • lube flanges
    • make sure right flange size
    • ignore bottle volumes
    • have pics/video/smell of baby if not with you
    • pump for your right duration (not just arbirary 20 minutes), you might get a second let down

My supply feels like it’s droppin 

  • Why did my supply just drop?

There are so many reasons for change in your volumes. 

Milk supply is a difficult thing. In the research, it’s often referred to as “perceived” milk supply, because often 

Here’s a list of possibilities: 

  • Timing of last feed
  • Stress levels
  • Time away from your baby
  • Time of day
  • Which breast you fed from last
  • Change in baby’s demand, perhaps decreased activity at the breast
  • Sickness – you may perceive a supply drop when you’re sick. This can be due to not nursing as much, and therefore not removing milk, or it may be due to some medications.