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How long does it take you to pump (including set up and clean up)?

Poll Results: How long does it take you to pump, including set up and clean up?

 
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    Less than 5 minutes
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    5-10 minutes
  • 27% (3)
    10-15 minutes
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    15-20 minutes
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    20-25 minutes
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    25-30 minutes
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    30-35 minutes
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    50-55 minutes
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    55-60 minutes
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    60-90 minutes
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post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
What is the total amount of time it takes you to pump, including set up, pumping, and clean up?

I'm trying to plan for how much time I'll need when I go back to work in a couple of months.

Thanks!
post #2 of 4
When I first went back to work, 20 minutes? I bought an extra set of pump parts so in my back I had 4 bottles, each with pump parts already attached. Then I could do 2 sessions without taking time to clean up. I just threw the dirty parts in a zip lock bag.

I also recommend a Pumpease pumping bra thing. So helpful!


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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Those are good suggestions, Adrienne. Thank you!
post #4 of 4

I did much the same. I wasn't pumping at a workplace, but at home I had four sets of pump parts. My husband was responsible for cleaning parts twice a day. He'd wash them all and set them all up so all I had to do was grab a set, pump, store the milk and then disassemble the parts for cleaning. 

 

I pumped into Evenflo glass bottles (easier to hold as they are heavier than plastic, so stay in place better- plus they are GLASS and not plastic!) and stored the milk in the fridge in them. So we had about a dozen of those bottles to cycle through pumping and storing.

 

You can also keep your pump parts in the fridge. After my son started BFing, I would use the hand pump now and again and I'd keep it in the fridge between uses within a 24 hour period. I wouldn't keep them in there longer than that, though.

 

Also, I thought it frivolous at first... but we bought a counter-top steam sterilizer and that was infinitely easier than boiling pump parts!!! I think that was the one of the best purchases those first few months when I was pumping!

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