LEARN HOW TO USE SPECTRA BREAST PUMP
Did you purchase a spectra breast pump and wonder how to use spectra pump or use spectra breast pump?
If yes, then here’s everything you must know about how to use spectra pump, including organizing the pump parts and what settings to use, and some other general tips.
HOW TO USE SPECTRA BREAST PUMP? – S1 & S2
The spectra breast pumps are great, and here’s everything you should learn how to use them.
The spectra breast pump consists of:
- Flanges: This is the part you keep on your breast, and it is also known as breast horns or breast shield. These pumps generally come with 28mm or 24mm flanges. In case you have difficulty in pumping, you can get a different size for yourself. You can try contacting 32mm or 20mm or some other size breast shields online.
- Duckbill valves: This part creates the suction that pulls out milk from your breasts by releasing and stretching every time you pull the pump motor.
- Backflow protectors: This is a silicon diaphragm that restricts the milk from flowing back into the tube.
- Tubes: Your breast pumping parts are connected to the motor pump via tubes.
- Bottles: As you pump, the milk from your breast will flow into these bottles that are attached. The spectra breast pumps are the best for wide mouth bottles for babies.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE PARTS?
It is very essential tips assemble all the parts of the spectra pump. First, you must attach the duckbill valves beneath the flange and then screw the bottle to it.
Now, put back the backflow protectors by inserting the diaphragm into the base and then put the top into the base by twisting it. Attach the backflow protector to the top of your breast by twisting it. Then, attach one end of the tube to the protector and the other side to the pump. To double pump, use both the tubes on the pump.
HOW DO YOU USE THE SPECTRA PUMP?
You’ll see the following buttons on the digital screen of the spectra pump:
- Power Button: It turns the pump on or off.
- Cycle Button: These buttons increase or decrease the speed of the cycle. The cycle speed means the number of times the pump sucks and releases in a minute.
- Vacuum Button: It increases or decreases the vacuum strength. The vacuum level means the suction strength of the pump.
- Night Light: This light turns on and off at different levels.
- Massage Button: It generally switches between expression and massage mood. It is just like the gentle sucking of the baby to initiate the let down of the milk.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF BREAST PUMPS?
The spectra breast pump should be washed after every use in hot soapy water. Remember to never place the tubes in a dishwasher. Never submerge the pump in fluid. In case it gets dirty, use a damp rag to clean it.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE THE PUMP PARTS?
Pump parts don’t last forever, hence, you should always consider replacing them accordingly.
- Flanges should be replaced every 6 months.
- The duckbill valves should be replaced once every month.
- The backflow protectors should be replaced every six months, and then you should also change the tube if it has a lot of moisture inside.
WHAT IF THE SPECTRA PUMP STOPS WORKING?
- Check if the battery is charged or not.
- Confirm that the duckbill valves aren’t worn out.
- Make sure you check whether the diaphragms inside the protectors ate dry and installed properly.
That’s all you need to know about spectra breast pumps.