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Wireless Breast Pump

Thanks to the advances in technology, different versions of the breast pump, like the wireless breast pump and the portable battery-powered pump, are now sold to fit the various needs of parents.

Breast pumps are considered an essential nursing tool for many postpartum parents. With the wealth of options available, however, it can be quite dizzying, especially for new parents, to narrow their shopping list down to just a handful of options.

Here are some suggestions to help with this dilemma.

How to choose a comfortable wearable breast pump?

Comfort is a highly valued trait that many of us look for in every purchase we make. Whether it’s for clothes, furniture, or medical paraphernalia, we shell out for extra comfort when we can afford it. The demand for comfort is also present for breast pumps, perhaps even more so – after all, it’s a tool that many new mothers will be using regularly throughout their nursing period.

Here are some features to look for when you shop for a wireless breast pump unit.

Noise levels

Some breastfeeding pumps are quieter than others. Many parents consider the noise levels generated by devices a crucial factor when choosing their baby essentials, whether it’s a breast pump, a digital thermometer, or a fetal heart monitor.

If your baby is a light sleeper and wakes at the slightest noise, inspect the specifications of your desired automatic breast pump to see if its decibel levels are indicated. The lower the number, the quieter the pump will be, especially if it’s motorised or battery-powered.

Correct fit

When it comes to wearable breast pumps, it’s not enough to choose a pump that fits ‘just okay’ – your breast pump unit and its parts should rest comfortably and correctly on your body.

There are objective measures for this, too: flanges, also known as breast shields, come in various sizes to ensure the ideal fit over the areola area. For wearable breast pumps, the straps, bands, or holsters should rest firmly and snugly on the body, but not tightly, to avoid restricting blood flow through the limbs or the breast itself.

As a new parent, you will be using this device frequently throughout your baby’s nursing period. Because your discomfort or stress may affect your bonding experience with your baby, a wireless breast pump should be comfortable as well as efficient.

Comfort and feel

Do you feel any tenderness or soreness after using your breast milk pump? Does your areola or nipple feel chafed after pumping sessions? Are you finding welts, bruises, or redness on your breasts after repeated use of the portable pump?

You may be using an ill-fitting wireless breast pump. If the pump is set up right, the sessions of expressing milk will feel like your baby’s regular feedings. You may also be irritated by some parts of the pump, like the flanges or the support bands that you can wear.

A comfortable wearable pump should be hypoallergenic, with no sharp edges touching your skin. If you think that using your breast pump is causing sharp pains to spread through your body, you should stop using the device right away and call your doctor.

How often should a wireless breast pump be cleaned?

Because the milk extractor interacts directly with nutrient-rich fluids, it is important to clean it properly to ensure your baby’s safety from potential germs. Here’s how to clean your wearable breast pump unit according to its type.

Manual or hand pumps

The first step is to disassemble the portable pump and separate the parts based on which ones should be washed (the parts that directly interact with breast milk) and which ones should be cleaned or wiped down (the parts that don’t interact with breast milk).

Wash each part with gentle soapy water and rinse thoroughly with running water, preferably hot. Rinse repeatedly if you feel it’s necessary, but use a light or gentle soap so that harmful chemicals don’t get into the milk.

Lay out the freshly cleaned parts on a clean sheet of paper towel or cloth. Avoid wiping the inside of these parts; doing so may introduce bacteria, dirt, or other contaminants into the wireless breast pump system.

For the non-washable parts, wipe them down with a damp cloth. Similarly, air-dry thoroughly, and do not wipe down the interior.

Electric or battery-powered pumps

Cleaning an electric or battery-powered wireless breast pump is done in two separate stages. Before doing so, remove all detachable parts from the motor or battery unit, especially the ones that have come into contact with breast milk.

First, clean the motorised unit. Start by wiping down the motor’s body or case with a soft, absorbent cloth. Never submerge the electrical unit in liquid. Check your unit’s maintenance and cleaning instructions for specific guidelines on cleaning the motor.

For the washable parts, follow the same instructions for cleaning a manual or hand-operated breast pump unit. Again, take care not to dry with a towel or other type of cloth; leave each part to air-dry.

Before putting your wireless breast pump back together, make sure that all the parts you just washed are completely dry. This will keep bacteria from growing and protect the motor unit from damage.

Other important tips to remember

Reassemble your wireless breast pump immediately as soon as all the parts are adequately dry. Washing your breast pump’s parts should be done after each session.

How do I properly store breast pump parts?

Storing your wireless breast pump falls under two categories: short-term storage and long-term storage.

Short-term storage is when you take apart your breast pump for a short time for a brief period. For short-term storage, you’ll need a clean bag or box that’s easy to get to and has a firm body so that the flexible parts don’t get crushed.

For long-term storage, on the other hand, you’ll want a sturdy container that can be thoroughly sanitised beforehand. Sanitised or sterile containers that can be airtight are best, but it’s also acceptable to put the container inside a new, airtight plastic bag.

Store your wireless breast pump unit in a dry, moderate-temperature space. Avoid putting the breast pump somewhere cold and dark, and check it often for signs of mould, cracks, or bugs. If you see considerable damage during storage, dispose of the unit.

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