Monday, November 30, 2009

Using the HygieniKit

Your collection kit comes preassembled in Purely Yours product packaging. If you purchased the product with the black tote bag or backpack, simply screw collection bottles onto the breast flanges

Clean collection kit parts (except tubing, white cap and white pump connector) Once all parts are clean and dry, assemble the collection kit as follows:

  1. Place diaphragm into piston chamber and snap white cap onto piston chamber.
    Gently secure white valve into lower portion of breast flange. NOTE: Use caution when handling and cleaning the small white valve (see cleaning instructions).
  2. Screw collection bottle onto breast flange.
  3. Insert white pump connector, at end of tubing, into tubing adapter input on the pump. Hold the collection kit to your breast(s) so that the nipple is aligned to extend straight toward the nipple tunnel of the breast flange.
  4. Make sure the breast completely fills the breast flange so that a vacuum is formed and no air escapes. The collection kit and nipple tunnel must tild slightly downward to allow milk to flow naturally toward the bottle.

To dual pump, you may use both hands to hold the collection kit against each breast. Alternatively, you may use one hand to hold one breast flange against the breast and the forearm to hold the other breast flange against the other breast.

To Single Pump:Remove one tube and close the white pump connector

To Dual Pump:Both tubes should be attached to the white pump connector.

The Adjustable Difference

The Adjustable Difference

Your Purely Yours pump allows you to adjust both suction and cycle (speed) settings. Choose the settings that are most comfortable for you and result in the greatest milk experssion.

Cycle Dial

This controls the speed. Turn the dial clockwise to increase the speed. Some mothers have found that their milk flows more quickly if the pump speed is initially set on "high".
Suction Dial

This controls the suction strength. Start the pump by turning the Suction dial clockwise. Continue to turn the suction dial clockwise to increase the suction to the highest level comfortable for you.

Using the Purely Yours Electric Breast Pump

Power Options

The pump may be operated under any of the following three power suppy modes:

AC Adapter (included)

Connect the AC adapter to the power receptacle located on the left side of the pump. Plug the AC adapter into an available electrical outlet.
Electrical safety can only be achieved when the breast pump is connected to the AC Power Adapter supplied with the product.
Car Adapter (included with backpack style, also sold seperately)

Connect the car adapter to the power receptacle located on the left side of the pump. Plug the other end into the cigarette lighter receptacle of your vehicle.
Connecting the breast pump with a car adapter must only be made with the Car Adapter specified.
6 AA Alkaline or Rechargeable Batteries (not included)

Open the battery cover unter the pump and insert 6 AA batteries. Make sure the polarity (+) is correct as indicated. Close the compartment by gently pressing the cover unitl it snaps into place
Remove batteries if pump is not in use for a long period of time. Dispose of batteries according to regulations for environmental protection and recycling.
If batteries are in pump, but AC adapter or car adapter is in use, the pump will use the adapter to power the pump, not the batteries.

AMEDA Purely Yours Instructions-Cleaning

Cleaning Instructions

Unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider, follow these sanitizing and cleaning instructions
SanitizationPrior to using the kit for the first time, boil all parts of the collection kit for 20 minutes - except for the tubing, white cap and white pump connector. Remove all parts from water immediately after boiling. Completely air dry before assembly and next use.
Do not wash the tubing, white cap and white pump connector.
CleaningSet aside the tubing, white cap and white pump connector. These items do not need to be washed or sanitized because the silicone diaphragm prevents them from coming into contact with the breast milk.
The breast flange and bottles may be cleaned in the upper compartment of your dishwasher or hand washed with dish soap in hot water. For best results, Ameda recommends using a baby bottle brush to clean the bottle and a baby nipple brush to clean the insides of the breast shield. DO NOT use solvents or abrasives. Rinse with hot, clean water. All other parts of the collection kit should be hand washed to prevent loss and extend their usefulness.
Remove the white valves, breast flanges, silicone diaphragms, breast shields and collection bottles for cleaning after each use of the pump. The silicone diaphragms and white valves should be hand washed to prevent loss and extend usefulness. It is important to properly reassemble these parts for the collection kit to operate as designed with the Purely Yours or any other Ameda electric breast pump.
Completely air dry cleaned parts on a clean towel or drying rack. If they will not be used for several hours, cover them with a clean towel.

NOTE: Use caution when cleaning the small white valve. It is critical for proper suction. Do not use excessive force and do not clean with a baby bottle brush or a nipple brush. Gently wash by hand in hot soapy water and rinse under hot running water.