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Great to see that you’ve purchased a Tommee Tippee Made for Me Electric Breast Pump. To help you get started and to keep it working effectively, we’ve added all the guidance you should need plus some handy hints, tips, and troubleshooting advice.
Get to know your breast pump. You may be wondering how your breast pump handset fits together. Don’t worry, it will soon become second nature.
You can wash these parts:
DO NOT wash these parts:
Air tube – plastic tube with purple connectors at each end that attach your breast pump to the power unit.
Power unit – small, portable motor that powers the massage and suction features of your breast pump.
Do’s and Don’ts
X DO NOT wash or sterilize the air tube. This can cause bacteria to build up in the tube and will damage the power unit.
X DO NOT wash, sterilize or heat the power unit. This is dangerous and will damage your power unit.
✔DO wash your hands with soap and water and dry thoroughly before handling your breast pump.
✔DO thoroughly clean and sterilize all the parts of your breast pump that come into contact with milk, following the instructions below. Do this before you use it for the first time and after every use.
How do I put my Made for Me Electric Breast Pump together?
Each time you use your breast pump, check all parts of the pump and power unit for any damage. Wash your hands with soap and water and dry thoroughly before handling your breast pump.
Make sure that all parts of the pump have been washed, cleaned and sterilized, and are completely dry.
How do I charge the electric breast pump power unit?
The power unit for your breast pump uses a battery similar to the one in your mobile phone. Charge it up so that you can power your breast pump anywhere and even move around while you’re using it.
The power unit will come with some charge in it, but you should fully charge it before first use.
To charge the power unit
You can attach your breast pump to the power unit and use it while the battery is charging. It just means you need to stay close to the USB power source.
What do the symbols on the electric breast pump power unit mean?|
The best time to use your breast pump is after the first feeding of the day (unless your breastfeeding advisor has told you something different.)
Get yourself in a comfortable position, sitting, standing or half-lying. The important thing is to keep the pump handset vertical while you hold it against your breast. You’ll also need a flat surface nearby to put the pump and bottle on when you’re done.
How do I stop pumping with my electric breast pump?
What’s the best way to store my breast milk?
Your Tommee Tippee Made for Me Electric Breast Pump is designed to give you the freedom to express/pump breast milk at home, at work or anywhere that’s comfortable for you. With the portable, rechargeable power pack you don’t need to be connected to a power socket to use it, so you can even move around as you’re expressing/pumping.
Important things to remember:
How do I clean my Made for Me Electric Breast pump?
Can I put my Made for Me Electric Breast Pump in the dishwasher?
How do I sterilize my Made for Me Electric Breast Pump?
How do I clean my Made for Me Electric Breast Pump?
What should I do if using the breast pump is painful?
If it's painful, please seek advice from your Breast Feeding Coordinator or health care professional. If it doesn't feel comfortable please follow the steps for repositioning as detailed in the manual.
How do I place the breast pump on my breast?
When pumping, your nipple should sit comfortably in the center of the silicone cup and will be extended down the tube of by gentle suction. The pump creates a seal around your areola and nipple. You do not need to cover the whole of your areola or breast covered by the horn. Do not force your breast or nipple into the horn.
Don’t tilt the bottle while pumping. Keep it upright to keep your milk flowing into the bottle.
What mode and power setting should I use?
You don’t need strong suction to express milk from just behind your nipple. Use the mode and power setting that feels most comfortable for you. This may be different at different times of day or at different stages of your breastfeeding experience.
Help, my breast pump isn’t working as well as it usually does. What should I do?
If air is getting in around the silicone cup, your pump may not suck milk effectively. Adjust your position and replace the cup on your breast so that it feels comfortable and the pump is expressing milk.
How long does it take to charge my electric breast pump?
Charging time may vary depending on voltage and equipment used, from 3-6 hours. When the power unit is fully charged all three of the LED lights will remain on.
The LED lights on the power unit flicker. Should I be worried?
We’ve put a lot of power into a small portable power unit, so if you use the highest levels you may notice that the LED lights dim or flash. This is nothing to worry about. It’s just more power going to the pump motor.
Why do I have to use a Tommee Tippee bottle?
The Tommee Tippee Made for Me™ electric breast pump is designed to be a perfect fit for Tommee Tippee bottles (excludes Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature glass bottles) and breast milk storage pouches. You may get leaks and spills if you use other brands of bottles and containers that don’t fit correctly.
Will milk get sucked into the power unit?
No. If you have fitted the diaphragm and cap properly, the air tube and pump are separated from your milk and can’t come into contact with the power unit. It’s what’s known as a ‘closed pump’.
Help – there’s no or very little suction. What can I do?
It’s most likely that there’s some air getting in somewhere, which means the pump won’t work properly.
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