Using hospital breast pump
- Each mother will be given a new pump set
- Each pump set should be used for 24 hours
- A new container should be used with each expression
- Colostrum Container 50 ml Disposable
- Breastmilk Bottles 80 ml Disposable
Hand Washing is important before starting to express breast milk.
The one day pump set available in the hospital for Symphony breast pump does not need cleaning prior to the first use as it is provided in a sterile state.
The attachments must be cleaned once expression is completed.
The pump machine should be cleaned between patients by using available cleaning wipes.
Use drinking water quality for cleaning
Tube does not need cleaning after each use unless there is milk in the tube
Separate all parts prior to cleaning
Remove white valve membrane from breast shield connector
Cleaning after each use
Clean parts immediately after each use to avoid milk residue and to prevent growth of bacteria
Rinse breast shield, connector and white valve membrane in clear water
Hand wash parts thoroughly with warm soapy water and rinse in clear water
Dry with clean towel or paper towel
Place clean parts in a new zip lock bag
The one-day pump set (disposable set) can be used for 24 hours. It should not be steam sterilized or autoclaved.
Reusable breast pump set can be used for 24 hours. It should be sent to CSSD for sterilization and a new set should be used