How To Use A Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump

In this video I demonstrate how to assemble and pump with a Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump.

The steps are:

  1. Attach breast shields (also called flanges) to the connectors and to the bottles.
  2. Attach the ends of the tubes with no connectors to the pump
  3. Insert the the other ends of the tubes into the breast shields.
  4. Put the breast shields against your breasts with your nipples centered. (See this video for how to pump hands-free.)
  5. Turn the dial to turn the pump on. Turn it as high as you comfortably can.
  6. Let the pump run for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Once you see sprays of milk going into the breast shields or feel your milk letting down (not all women feel this), you can push the little let-down button to change to a slower, stronger cycle. The pump will do this automatically after a few minutes.
  8. Pump as long as desired, usually 15-20 minutes.
  9. Some women find that after 10 minutes or so, it can help to push the let-down button again. This may help to stimulate another let-down reflex.
  10. Massage your breasts for the last 5-10 minutes of your pumping session.
  11. When you finish, turn the pump off.
  12. Disconnect the tubes from the breast shields, then turn the pump on again for a minute or two. This will clear any condensation from the tubes.

Happy Pumping!