How to Assemble Your Breast Pump

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I opened the box and pulled out all the little ‘bits’. There were long things, round things, rubbery things and a suspicious-looking suction valve I think was meant to go on my boobs…maybe. My first introduction to a breast pump was a little bit overwhelming and in my sleep-deprived state (and we’re going to assume every new mum is sleep-deprived!) is looked really really complicated.

You want me to do what with that? Really? It goes there? Really? Huh.

Fortunately once I’d read through all the instructions and assembled the pump for the first time it all went pretty well and I’ve never looked back. I’m a pumping-pro these days and love my Unimom Forte# Double Electric Hospital Grade Breast Pump.

But I remember those early days and how intimidating it was to learn to pump while juggling motherhood, household responsibilities, and breastfeeding; and now expressing too. So we’ve collected comprehensive instructions and videos for our favourite Ameda and Unimom breast pumps to help you get started.

So whether you are exclusively expressing, expressing and breastfeeding or only occasionally expressing we have brought together all the information you’ll need to get your breast pump assembled and your very own milk production line started!

Before You Start to Assemble Your Breast Pump:

  • Your breast pump should be washed in warm soapy water prior to use.
  • Make sure you have thoroughly washed your hands with soap and water before handling the breast pump.
  • Make sure you have a flat, clean and dry surface to assemble your breast pump.

Unimom Forte# Double Electric Hospital Grade Breast Pump 

Unimom Breast Shield Kit Instructions

Contents: Inside your kit you will have: one instruction manual, two silicone massagers, two air tubes, two breast shields, one AC adaptor, two bottles, two bottle stands and one breast pump body.

1. Place the air tube on the connector unit.

2. Assemble milk backflow protector, ensuring large membrane is sealing the bottom cover and click the lid into place.

3. Connect the hose to the milk backflow protector.

4. Sit the backflow protector unit on top of the breast shield.

5. Place the valve gently into the neck of the breast shield.

6. Screw your bottle into the bottom of the breast shield.

7. You are now ready to pump!

Unimom Allegro# Single Electric Breast Pump 

Contents: Inside your kit you will have: one instruction manual, one silicone massager, one air tube, one breast shield kit, one AC adaptor, one bottle, one bottle and one breast pump body.

Unimom Breast Shield Kit Instructions1. Place the air tube on the connector unit.

2. Assemble milk backflow protector, ensuring large membrane is sealing the bottom cover and click the lid into place.

3. Connect the hose to the milk backflow protector.

4. Sit the backflow protector unit on top of the breast shield.

5. Place the valve gently into the neck of the breast shield.

6. Screw your bottle into the bottom of the breast shield.

7. You are now ready to pump!

NOTE: To see how to assemble the breast shield attachments, watch the Forte# video first.

Hopefully this will assist you in assembling your breast pump and getting started with safely and easily expressing your breastmilk. If you are having any difficulties or have any questions then feel free to contact us at info@milkbarbreastpumps or 1300 781 275.

As mums ourselves we have experienced our own challenges with breastfeeding and expressing and are happy to support you as you begin this adventure!



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