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Any pumping tips for those mamas who've tried everything?
My daughter eats a ton! She had regular pee and poop diapers and is gaining weight. But when I pump I can only get 1.5-2 oz. I’ve tried power pumping, different baby food, and even pumping while feeding but I can never seem to get a lot and I want to pump so my husband can feed her as well. What could be wrong? Any tips?

QC: Unfortunately some women don’t respond as well to the pump as others. I would make sure
you’re using a reputable pump and check all your pump pieces. I find most people have the best success with the Spectra S1 or S2. My new favorite is a new pump called Baby Buddha. I love the suction pattern and the fact that it’s so compact I can throw it in my purse. There is a coupon code right now for 20% off LATCHED20. Also make sure your valves don’t need to be replaced. This needs to be done regularly to create good suction. Flange size can also be a factor so make sure those fit probably. Some woman also have more success if they massage their breast towards their nipple as they pump.