The Snookums electric breast pump has a silicone massage cushion, which provides a soft fit for tender breasts. There are also adjustable massage and strength settings, with an LCD display. The great thing about this breast pump is that it comes with extra spare parts as well
USING YOUR BREAST PUMP:
Wash your hand thoroughly. Using your hands gently squeeze a little milk from each nipple to make sure that milk ducts are not blocked.
Relax in a comfortable chair, leaning slightly forward
To begin pumping:
Press the funnel and massage cushion of the pump, firmly against your breast. There should be no air escaping, otherwise there will be no suction.
Press the power switch and hold in for 2 – 3 seconds. The black background screen is now on and indicates the massage sign on the right side, and the timer is running from 00:01 to 02:00.
The breast pump automatically starts with the lowest massage strength, and will run this for 2 minutes. Once your milk starts flowing, you can change the massage strength by using the increase (+) or decrease buttons (-).
You can also change the suction strength by using the increase (+) or decrease(-) buttons. Press the mode exchange button to toggle between massage strength and suction strength.
When you are done expressing, press the power button to switch off the breast pump, and carefully remove the pump from your breast.
Disconnect the motor unit from the pump. Unscrew the bottle from the pump body and store or use the expressed breastmilk.
The unit will automaticaly shut down after 30 minutes of use. This is to protect the pump, and the mother.
When the lithium battery voltage is less than 3.4V, the display will darken as a reminder that the user must recharge the unit. The battery needs to charge for 2 hours to be fully charged, and will then last for 1.5 hours
Do not continue pumping for more than 5 minutes if there are no results. Rather try expressing at another time.
If the process becomes uncomfortable or painful, stop use immediately and consult your breastfeeding advisor.
Never tilt the breast pump when the milk has reached the maximum line on the bottle, as the milk will run into the pump, and it will stop working
Lack of suction
Check that all components are assembled correctly, and that the silicone valve is in the correct position.
Ensure the upper cover (1), suction bowl (2) and the silicone massage cushion
(11) are all fitted securely to the pump body (4) and a perfect seal is created. Make sure the silicone tube (3) is firmly connected to the upper cover (1) and the motor (8), and that it is not twisted. Ensure the silicone seal ring
(5) forms a perfect seal between the pump body (4) and the bottle (5). Motor unit automatically stops
If the motor unit automatically stops functioning and switches off, this means the breast pump battery is flat and needs to be recharged. You would have seen the battery indicator showing only 1 bar before it switched off.
Recharge the battery and switch the pump on again