Pump for the same duration each time?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2005
Pump for the same duration each time?
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Fri, 04-15-2005 - 9:59am

Wanted to know what you all thought about pumping for the same duration each time I pump. Or, should I vary it? Thanks for your help.

-Maria

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-12-2004
Fri, 04-15-2005 - 10:05am

That depends on how often you're pumping and if they're even spaced out or not.


If you pump 8xday you'll generally want to pump for 15-20 min or 5 min past when your milk stops flowing-whichever is longer.


The fewer pumps you're at the longer you'll normally have to pump to empty.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2005
Fri, 04-15-2005 - 11:31am

Thank you so much!!!! This really helps! I am so glad I found this discussion board. Thanks again!!!

-Maria