Pumping problems? Alone FTM - please help!

Esther • I’m better than horrible. EMT and Respiratory Therapist

So I have a Medela pump, and I’m having problems getting a steady flow of milk. When I first attach and start, everything seems great, but after probably 30 seconds I’m no longer giving milk. I have to reattach and start over. I moved a size down in shield which has helped. I think the next size down would be too small and hurt.

I also have it on the highest setting. I try to hold really still to not mess it up. And my baby hasn’t had any issues nursing.

I’m really discouraged at this point...I need to send my baby to daycare and I really don’t want to send him with formula. Any advice or ideas is SUPER appreciated!