I started off on 5 mins each side....after a few days I increased my time by five minutes. After about a month I was up to 20 mins each side and stayed that way. You may need longer or not as long to empty each breast thoroughly. The key is to increase pumping time GRADUALLY. Don't try to start off at 20 mins...that just leads to sore nipples, lack of let-down and a whole lot of frustration.
at 3:31 AM on Feb. 6, 2010