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Great to see that you’ve purchased our single electric breast pump. To help you get started and to keep your product working effectively, we’ve added all the guidance you should need within this area, as well as some handy hints and tips and troubleshooting advice.
A useful step by step guide to all the component parts and how they can be fitted together and taken apart.
We advise that you wash and sterilise all parts (not the electrical bits…) of your pump before first use. The parts you can sterilise are:
Silicone insert, horn, upper pump body, lower pump body, diaphragm, diaphragm cap, valve, bottle, horn hygiene cover, and milk storage lid or milk storage pods if required. These components are suitable for sterilisation by steam (electric and microwave), boiling, or cold water tablet/ liquid solution. Follow the steriliser manufacturer’s instructions.
How to use the Tommee Tippee Electric Breast Pump
6. After approximately a minute or so, your breast milk will start ﬂowing freely. At this point, we recommend you press the low expression button 0. The button will light up. This is the slowest expression level for gentle and efﬁcient expression.
7. To increase the expression level, press the medium expression button 00. The button will light up. If expressing is uncomfortable at this level switch back to the slower level by pressing the low expression button.
8. If you would like to express faster than the medium expression level, press the high expression button 000.The button will light up. If expressing is uncomfortable at this level switch back to medium expression.
9. Adjust expression level accordingly to achieve maximum comfort.
10. Avoid overﬁlling bottle. Switch off if you express over 150ml.
11. Once finished pumping, switch off the breast pump and unplug it. You do not need to sterilise your pump until you are ready to use it again.
12. Cover and store the expressed milk for later use.
Yep, that’s fine. The electrical power will simply override the battery supply.
All Tommee Tippee bottles will fit perfectly with your breast pump. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use other bottle brands with it though.
Yes, you certainly can, and we’d recommend that you do this before each use. Please don’t sterilise the electrical bits!!
Place the pump into the hand that feels most comfortable for you. Once you’re settled, place the silicone insert of the horn over your breast, creating a seal all the way around. This is important as if air can get in, there’ll be low or no suction.
To help you get a good seal, use some cooled boiled water to moisten the silicone insert.
The Sterilising box has been specifically designed to microwave steam sterilise all of your breastfeeding equipment quickly and efficiently.To use:
Don’t worry. Watch this video on how to clean your breast pump. It shows you how to successfully place all the parts into the sterilising box.
How to clean the Tommee Tippee Electric Breast Pump
IT IS NOT ESSENTIAL TO TAKE THE SILICONE INSERT OUT OF THE HORN FOR CLEANING unless milk or dirt has become trapped inside. If so, unclip lip from cup and pull apart.
Lots of mums find they only manage a few drops when they first start expressing. Don’t worry, most mums find it gets much easier with practise. If you are concerned, it’s best to chat with your Health Advisor.
Before you start using your pump, think about when you’re going to express (after the ﬁrst feed of the day is best) and where you’re planning to express (are you comfortable, maybe with your baby with you, or a photo of them close by).
There’s some practical considerations too - do you need a warm cloth to help let down? Are you hydrated enough?
For more advice from mums who have been there and done it, check out our site - /en-au/parent-room
If you’re happy that you’re in a comfortable position and nice and relaxed, but you find your breast pump just isn’t creating much suction, check that the seal around your breast is secure as if not, air could get in. If everything’s good, follow the steps below:
If you find your breast pump isn’t creating much suction, firstly check that the seal around your breast is secure as if not, air could get in. If everything’s good, follow the steps below to help see where an issue may be:
Yep, this is perfectly normal and safe - no need to worry.
Not to worry – our team of Product Pro’s will be able to help you with that
You can contact us by choosing the best method for you.
Ok, let’s see if we can get you back up and running……
We know it sounds obvious, but firstly make sure that the pump’s assembled correctly. Once that’s done, check that the motor has the correct batteries inside or the power adaptor is securely connected. One or the other is required to operate the pump, not both at the same time (although you can use the adaptor whilst the batteries are inside, it won’t do any harm).
We’re afraid that we don’t offer breast pump power adaptors as spare parts, but batteries can be used and are just as effective.
Stop pumping, as you’ll need to detach the air tube to clean it, then let it air dry. If you have an older model with a white centre dial (our current one has a black centre dial), you could damage the motor if the milk gets that far.
If you have further concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the best method for you.