Yes, you can.
You should sterilise all parts of your breast pump that come into contact with breastmilk; these include: – Comfort Fit breast cushions, valve, diaphragm, diaphragm cap, milk storage bottle, breast cushion body. You will also need to sterilise the container ring, disc, sealing cap, teat and lid, if storing for baby’s next feed. You do not need to wash or sterilise the tubing, electric cable or base unit.
Yes, we do. You can find spare parts for all our breast pumps here.
When you’re expressing your milk to use at a later date, it’s important to refrigerate or cool it immediately to ensure it has the longest shelf life possible. The NHS states that when stored correctly, expressed milk will last for: up to five days in the fridge at 4°C or lower two weeks in the ice compartment of a fridge up to six months in a freezer Full details can be found by here.
Having a correctly fitted breast cushion is essential to a positive pumping experience. By using the correct size, the process of expressing will be comfortable and maximise pumping efficiently.
Read our full guide on how to get the right fit for you.
- There are a couple of things to check if your breast pump is not giving out any suction.
- 1. Make sure you power supply is connected to your breast pump and that your batteries or power bank have charge.
- 2. Check the tubing is not kinked or has any knots restricting air flow.
- 3. Make sure the correct ends of the tubing are connected to the base unit and to the breast cushion body.
- 4. Inspect the valve to make sure it is not damaged.
- 5. Check that your diaphragm is the right way up inside the breast cushion body.
- 6. If you require spare parts please click here, or if you are still experiencing issues please contact us.
If you are expressing once per day you should replace your valves every 8-12 weeks. If you are exclusively expressing, we would recommend replacing the valves every 4-6 weeks. You can purchase a pack of 4 replacement valves here.