Last week, at the very last minute, hubby and I went out to buy a new breastpump set before I start work the next day. We went to 2 stores and they were closed. By 9.30pm, we reached Twins store located next to Centrepoint, Bandar Utama. Luckily, they were open.
I chose the Spectra 3 breastpump. In 2006, I tried using the so-called ancient industrial-like breastpump when I was admitted to the hospital for a minor surgery. It was huge and heavy and it was placed on a trolley to move it about. The cover was transparent that you can see the mechanicals moving when switched on. I used it for 3 days and I was amazed with the amount of breast milk it could express, unlike the Medela pump that I had at home then. And Spectra is somewhat similar to that breastpump.
Since then, I knew that I wanted to get the Spectra pump. After my Medela pump breaks down, that is.
So now, I have my Spectra pump and I just love it. At work, I express milk every 2-3 hours (usually 2 hours) for 10-15 minutes on each breast. On the first day, I manage to fill up six 5 oz.-bottles in less than 30 minutes. Today, I don’t get that much milk out. I guess it’s got to do with the amount of rest/sleep I get. Since I started work, I don’t get the rest/sleep that I need and this has affected milk supply. Last weekend, I was watching Kimora’s program and she just delivered a baby boy named Kenzo. When she was expressing, she was rambling about being calm and meditation. Now, I know that I need to be relaxed when expressing. No wonder it’s quite difficult to get much of the milk out lately.