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Ameda Purely Yours Pump Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7950 posts
1st Apr '13

Either I am a gigantic idiot or this pump sucks! (and not in a good way).

It hardly sucks at all. I have 2 Medelas but both are from my first baby so I took advantage of Obamacare and ordered a new pump and that is what they gave me.

Please advise if I am maybe not using it right? Or is that pump shit?

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
1st Apr '13

*watching*



:)



This is one of the choices my insurance co gave me.

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7950 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Emily Dickinson:" *watching* :) This is one of the choices my insurance co gave me."



NO.
OMG. I don't know who in the hell they are kidding with this shit product. Get a Medela Pump In Style if you can.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" NO. OMG. I don't know who in the hell they are kidding with this shit product. Get a Medela Pump In Style if you can."</blockquote>



It is an option but they said they are backlogged almost 2 months for those right now. :(

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7950 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Emily Dickinson:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" NO. OMG. I don't know who in the hell they ... [snip!] ... if you can."</blockquote> It is an option but they said they are backlogged almost 2 months for those right now. :("


I wonder if that is why mine sent me this one. I'm sorry :(
Hopefully someone has good news and knows how to use it. I can't imagine them continuing to make and sell pumps that dont work. But for reall, my boobs were basically just sitting there, enjoying their time, not stressing about getting milk out.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" I wonder if that is why mine sent me this one. I'm sorry :( Hopefully someone has good news and knows ... [snip!] ... work. But for reall, my boobs were basically just sitting there, enjoying their time, not stressing about getting milk out."</blockquote>




Lame.
I need something that will get all the milk out quickly.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
1st Apr '13

I EPed with the Ameda for both kids. Worked fine for me. The hospital pump was nicer of course. Ha.

Kristen Parris 2 kids; Virginia 1977 posts
1st Apr '13

That what I used for my son and it worked for me. It worked good but I have nothing to compare it to. I would get about 2-4 oz from each side when I pumped every few hours. I would get more if I hadn't fed him or pumped in awhile though.

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7950 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:" I EPed with the Ameda for both kids. Worked fine for me. The hospital pump was nicer of course. Ha."


any tips on what I can do to make it work better? like with the Medela, there are parts I can tweek if something isn't working right.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" any tips on what I can do to make it work better? like with the Medela, there are parts I can tweek if something isn't working right."</blockquote>




I did have to get bigger flanges for it but other then that I only needed the suction about half way. You could just be used to the other pump. I know I had a hard time when I had to go between the hospitals and mine.

Ben. 3 kids; Minnesota 7950 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CrapBag.:</b>" any tips on what I can do to make it work better? ... [snip!] ... half way. You could just be used to the other pump. I know I had a hard time when I had to go between the hospitals and mine."


thanks!
I think I need mega suction or something. boo.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
2nd Apr '13

hmm,, I've heard good things about it. sorry it's not working well for you.

Vicki@Ameda Illinois 2 posts
2nd Apr '13

Hi! My name is Vicki and I work for Ameda! I am so sorry you are struggling with your pump! We have great troubleshooting representatives that may be able to help! Parentlink is open Monday through Friday from 8-5 EST, their number is 1-800-233-5921. Please keep me in the loop, we want to help you meet your breastfeeding goals!