1. Read the instruction manual and familiarize yourself with your model.
2. Before use, clean and disinfect the breast pump parts.
3. Before suckling, wash your hands and clean your breasts, then gently massage your breasts and warm them with a hot towel for a few minutes to help with milk production.
4. Find a private place where you feel relaxed. Think about your baby; this will trigger the hormones that help release your milk.
5. Sit in a chair with your body leaning slightly forward and remain naturally relaxed.
6. Place the assembled breast shield on your breast and press gently on the non-slip handle.
7. Keep pressing the handle in 2 to 3 second cycles to simulate the rhythm and suction of your baby's natural sucking.
8. Change breasts approximately every five minutes. Ensure that each breast receives approximately 15 minutes of total stimulation. If you feel that the suction is too strong, adjust the gear to suction level 1.
9. When you have finished pumping, remove the breast shield and carefully unscrew the bottle and close the lid.
10. Wash with warm soapy water and leave the parts to dry.
11. The milk is safe at room temperature for four hours. Many women prefer to refrigerate it right away; the Centers for Disease Control says it's safe to refrigerate breast milk for up to five days. When stored in a chest or upright deep freezer, the milk keeps for 6 to 12 months.