Material: bottle and flange are made of Polypropylene. The ComfortSeal cushion, diaphragm and valve are made of foodsafe silicone.
Parts: (also includes extra silicone diaphragm and stem and two extra white valves).
- Flange cover / Bottle stand
- ComfortSeal cushion
- Silicone diaphragm and stem
- Breast flange
- White valve
- Bottle cap with ring and sealing disk
- Flange cleaning brush
Use: If possible, Lansinoh recommend that you wait until both your milk supply and breastfeeding schedule is well established. Your doctor or advisor can tell you when this is; which is normally 3-4 weeks after birth. When you are ready to use the pump, ensure your hands are washed and that you have sterilised and assembled the pump as directed in your instruction booklet.
Cleaning: Parts are dishwasher safe and can be safely washed in the upper compartment of the machine. However to prolong the usefulness and integrity of the white valve, silicone diaphragm, stem, and the ComfortSeal we do recommend these items are washed by hand. You can air-dry all parts on a clean towel or drying rack.
Tips About Pumping: The let-down reflux is the most important aspect of successful pumping. The let-down reflux is when milk begins to flow freely - if you need some help with this, then a warm wet compress applied to the breast in a light circular motion can help this natural reflex occur.
It makes sense to choose a time when you are not rushed or likely to be interrupted to pump. Successful pumping is learned. Practising until you feel comfortable with the process will help - it may take several attempts before you start in earnest.
A pumping session will normally last about 20-30 minutes but you might find this can be more or less depending on your own circumstances. Some mothers choose to nurse their baby on one breast while pumping on the other. This will allow you to maximise pumping effectiveness as it uses the let-down reflex stimulated by baby's suckling.
If you find that you experience pain whilst pumping it may be that you are pumping too hard. Try depressing the handle half way and remember the 2-3 second suggested rhythm. If pain continues please consult our doctor or advisor.