I'm a first time mummy of a 35 week gestational baby. He was born on Bonfire Day at 11.29am. When he was born we tried him on the breast but he didn't take to it and then tried a bottled but that neither. This is when he was taken to NICU due to his breathing and his blood sugars not going above the 'safe' level. I'm Type One Diabetic. I was sent home last night and all he needs to do now whilst in NICU is finish a full bottle and have his feeding tube taken out . He takes about 40ml bottle over 30 minutes and the rest is tubed. Main reason I'm doing this method. Expressing but using bottles is because I've tried him on the breast he takes 2/3 suck and the latch is taken away then he gets frustrated. I know he's 3 week early and needs to learn just like I'm getting to learn about him but I don't like seeing him getting frustrated and then the nurses (because I know they are busy and can't be feeding a baby for 45 minutes) ending up tubing him. My main worry or more like frustration today is whilst I was in hospital I expressed using the medela symphony and everyone was amazed at the amount of milk I was producing. My right breast always gave out 110ml on the high setting for 5 minutes and the left around 40ml. Whilst I was in I'd express every 3 hours due to them leaking or being super painful. Which was okay to do and I'd store the milk in the NICU fridge. With him being on 80ml every 3 hours the amount is going down well. So supply isn't a problem.. I need some huge advice on what to do about expressing. Due to Isaac being 35 week and 3 weeks early so I didn't buy a breast pump. Before leaving the hospital at 3 I did a final express and got 120ml out of me and by 6pm my breasts started feeling really heavy and aching. I went for a bath and hand expressed for a little. Due to my breasts being so big I had to just let the milk go into the bath and use both hands. When I got out the bath my last resort was to phone my sister-in-law for her breast pump she doesn't use anymore. It's the Tommee Tippee hand held one and I think it's okay but I had to have a jug under one breast whilst pumping the other.. any tips on that at the moment just whilst I get the money for the double pump I know I need now! I went to sleep at around 11. by 2am I got woken up with my breasts leaking through my bra and breast pads. I got undressed and sat at the end of the bed trying to express but the milk just leaked from the breast sucker so started getting frustrated then again the breast I wasn't pumping kept just leaking. I went back to sleep and got woken at 5.45 with my pads, bra, top and the duvet/pillow soaking wet. I just burst into tears. The milk had leaked though the other side of the duvet and everything was just sticky. I tried to clean it up with the towel I was using to stop the leaking from previous pumping. I just gave up in the end and ended up starting browsing BnB (not been on over a week!!) I just need some advice on how I can keep up with the pumping. Due to money issues at the moment I can't just go and buy the medela electric pump. Even if I did buy the single one I don't know how to control the other breast from leaking. Sorry long winded story to my problem which is the leaking and the timing of expressing but just need some advice really.