<blockquote><b>Quoting Dallas ♥ Isla:</b>" how in the world is this accomplished? i have tried and failed so hard"</blockquote>
It is so hard! I could only do it with the hospital grade pumps that once you start they just stay stuck on the breast. I rented one from a place connected to my hospital for a few months till I stopped needing to supplement. Otherwise I had no luck unless someone was willing to lend me their hands during a feeding. If my mom was around or dh was home they did.
<blockquote><b>Quoting •LesleyJean• +2Girls:</b>" Babies mouth is much better at stimulating your breasts to get the milk. With my first daughter I used ... [snip!] ... if you can hand express, try that into a bottle. I can never pump more than 1oz in a sitting, but using my hand I can get 4oz."</blockquote>
I am definitely gonna have to try that & also invest in an electic pump.