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*4 out of 5 milks*
The first double electric breast pump I ever owned was the Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump. At a time when I was so constantly engorged that I had mastitis, leaked everywhere, and was in constant pain, this pump was a very welcome relief. In fact, my very first pump session with it, I managed to get about 20 solid ounces in 30 minutes. Made my day! Let’s just say it was love at first pump.
The pump is relatively easy to use. The tubes hook directly into the machine, and there is a stopper attached, so if you have a need, you can only use one side at a time, making this easily convert into a single electric pump. There are two separate dials, one for suction and one for speed, so it can pump as hard or as soft as needed, and at whatever speed you need.
The pump worked great for the first few months that I was pumping. All of my pump sessions produced a lot and I no longer had any engorgement or mastitis issues. It was awesome. Then, I stopped having my oversupply issues and I really didn’t need to use it anymore. I kept it in the closet and would take it out if I knew I was going somewhere and needed to pump or for the occasional engorgement issue. I slowly began to notice that I got less and less milk at each session, which I thought was normal because I wasn’t as full. Then one day I did an experiment, and tried my hand pump instead. It got so much more milk out than the Ameda pump did. After doing research, I found out that the model of breast pump I had was known to lose suction after a while (that issue has since been fixed by Ameda). However, they gladly sent out replacement parts free of charge to fix it for me.
Overall, the experience was pretty positive. Other than the loss of suction issue, which can be fixed, I feel like the pump is pretty decent.
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