You take the time to grab all needed essentials:
two bottles (for a double pump)
two breast cups
the power cord
Then you find yourself a comfy place to sit and put your feet up.
You attach the tubes to the cup thinger-majigs and to the pump.
You plug the power cord into the outlet and the back of the pump.
Then you attach the breast cup thinger-majigs to your Nummie Makers (then re adjust many times, because they are not "perfectly" positioned.)
Then you turn on the Mummie's Nummies sucking device. (Ever compare your breastpump to a vampire? Wait......I might just have vamps on the mind due to the current book I am reading. Darn Vamps! Always popping up aren't they?!)
You then have to listen as the Vamp inspired breastpump calls you names. (Mine calls me "Wacko".)
You try your hardest not to watch as the first 2 minutes of "letdown cycle do their job..........
After all of that hard work you have to DUMP IT DOWN THE DRAIN?????!!!!!
Wasteful I say.... just wasteful! But what if, you go through ALL of the above steps............. and you look down to see NOTHING IN THE BOTTLES! Yupp! Nada! Zilch! A big Fat Goose Egg!
Talk about a WASTE!!!!!
Yes, that was me Thursday evening, following my surgery. I wanted to make double sure that my Nummies was safe for Kit Kat. So I decided to pump (what I can remember since I was still kinda out of it.) I set everything up, on my own (one handed too.) I followed all the above steps, even added an extra "Calm down step" and NOTHING!!!!! WTH????!!!!
So I pumped but could not dump. GRRRRR. Then I thought: "why didn't I pump anything out?" So I checked the good ol' hand squeeze method. YUP shot straight across the room. Again I think I growled.
Again I thought "WTH??!!"
I have not seriously pumped since Kit Kat was maybe 1 month old. I tried again when she was older..... (can't remember why) but I was not very successful. I remember (NOW) that I thought (then) my pump was not working correctly..... so why on earth would it work correctly now?
So yeah, I pumped...... but did not dump. Kit Kat missed only one feeding that day (I was still in surgery for that feeding) and she seemed just fine with the nummies she got following my vampire pumping flop.
Maybe my pump spent too much time out in the sun...... well dang! Wait there I go confusing my breastpump to vampires again! Maybe I should put my Kindle down.