Assembling the Spectra Dew

Understanding how to assemble and use your breast pump when it first arrives can be confusing, especially when may also be feeling sleep deprived and have to juggle expressing with your baby. We hope this guide will make things a little easier for you. Remember, we’re always here to help – just email info@spectra-baby.com.au.

Remember to sterilise all parts (not the motor) before first use.

Let’s take a look at the parts that come with your pump:

 

     Spectra Dew 350

   Main pump motor  

      Spectra Breast Shield

       Breast shield     

    Tubing   

        Tubing      

      Valve

           Valve

        Silicon membrane

   Silicon membrane   

    Backflow filter

   Backflow filter

      Wide neck adaptor

 Wide neck adaptor

     Silicon insert

     Silicon insert

    Bottle

         Bottle

The silicon membrane and valve are already assembled on the breast shield when the pump arrives – if you didn’t notice how they fit together, then take a look at the picture below.

Step 1 – Assemble valve to breast shield

 

When replacing the silicon membrane on the blue valve, make sure that it’s placed as shown on the left of the image. If any of the holes in the plug are left uncovered, then the pump will have very low suction. We know the silicon membrane seems small, but it’s important!

 
Then just fit the valve to the underside of the breastshield. You can now attach the bottle to the breast shield (use the wide neck adaptor if using Avent bottles).

 

Step 2 – Assemble tubing

Attach the end of the long tubing with white fitted piece to the breast shield. The other end of the tubing has a blunt end, and this will attach to the backflow filter. The short piece of tubing will attach from backflow filter to the pump.

 

Step 3 – Ready to go

You’re now ready to start pumping. Start the suction low, and then adjust to your comfort level. Just add another breast shield & tubing to double pump. It’s normal for suction to reduce when double pumping, just turn the suction up to compensate. When single pumping, ensure the cap is fitted over the second nozzle.

Spectra Dew 350

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