Did you know that pump parts needed to be replaced regularly? When I started pumping, I had no idea about this. After my first few weeks of exclusively pumping, my pump did not seem to have as much suction as it did in the beginning.
If the suction of your Philips Avent breast pump does not meet your wishes, there might be a simple way to fix this. Just use our easy tips and tricks. Make sure that the breast pump has been cleaned.
Our bottles would love to look after your breast milk. We even have special lids you can pop on to store your milk in the fridge or freezer. If you find your breast pump is not creating any suction test it against your hand to double checkthere are two parts to take a look at.
If you are experiencing low suction, first check the valves and membranes:. Inspect the valves and membranes for damage, including cracks, chips, holes, or tears, and make sure the pieces fit snugly and lie flat. Wash the valve and membrane using warm, soapy water.
Breast pump valves should be replaced on a regular basis. How often should you replace breast pump valves? It depends on how often you pump; keep reading to learn more.
Are you having a problem with your breast pump? We know this is so frustrating! Hopefully your issue is one of the easily resolved issues!
Have you ever started a trend of pump less than you know you should? There are reasons that your pump will lose suction which will inevitably affect your output of breast milk. The good news is that most of these reasons are quick fixes. Breast pumps are like any other device in our life and require a certain amount of maintenance to remain at their peak performance.
My two stories: my first two weeks with my freestyle last JuneI barely had any suction. I called Madela and they overnight-ed me an entire new pump. Worked wonderfully pumping times a day for 6 months.
The most common cause for a decrease in milk supply while pumping are worn out parts. Worn out pump parts decrease the performance of the pump and also make the pump work harder, putting unnecessary stress on the motor contributing to a shortened overall lifespan of the pump. Check out our simple guide below for how often parts of the milk collection kit should be replaced. If you are noticing a negative change in milk supply or performance of the pump, be sure to check and see if a part needs replacing.