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Thanks for purchasing a Tommee Tippee Silicone Breast Pump! As part of our Made for Me™ range, this simple silicone pump can be used as a gentle low-pressure pump, as a let-down catcher, or to provide relief to engorged or milk-filled breasts.
This page is here to help you get the most out of your breast pump, and to answer any questions you may have. Keep on reading for product support and troubleshooting advice.
In the box, as well as your pump, you’ll also find a silicone sterilising lid that you can use to keep your pump sterile when you take it out and about. Simply add 30ml of water to the pump and place it in the microwave for four minutes with the lid on.
There’s also a single-use milk storage pouch to get you started which is sterile and ready for use.
Your silicone breast pump has two sets of measurements to help you monitor your milk flow and quantity. Metric millilitre (ml) and UK fluid ounces (floz) are on the side facing you (marked metric millimetres) and US fluid ounces (floz) are marked on the side facing away from you (marked US).
How to use the self-sterilising lid
How to attach your silicone breast pump
How to use your pump as a let-down catcher
When nursing on one breast many mums find that they naturally produce some milk from the other breast. You can use your Made for Me® Silicone Breast Pump to catch any milk you produce from the opposite breast while nursing.
First, attach your silicone breast pump as shown above.
How to use your pump as a manual breast pump
To use this pump as a manual breast pump, it might help to try a few slightly different positions to find where it’s most comfortable to place the pump on your breast.
When you want to stop or pause expressing
If you want to take a break or stop pumping, you can place your silicone breast pump on a clean dry surface. To keep it upright, the silicone pump has a suction base that will attach to the surface and prevent any accidental spills.
How to store expressed breastmilk
Breast milk can be stored using the following guidelines. Please note, this table aims to provide a guide to how long you can store breastmilk for a full term baby with no additional health concerns.
Method of Storing Breast Milk
Room temperature <25°C
Refrigerated at 5-10°C
Refrigerated at 0-4°C
How to use breast milk storage bags
How to clean your silicone breast pump
You can wash your silicone breast pump in clean soapy water, but don’t use water that you’ve used for cleaning other products. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Sterilise the silicone pump using either the lid provided and putting the pump in a microwave or cold water sterilisation, electric steam sterilisation or UV sterilisation.
The included milk storage pouch is a single use pouch and is sterile ready for use.