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We’ve taken everything women loved about our classic manual breast pump
– the soft petal massager and fingertip sensitive control that make it feel so
gentle, natural and comfortable – and we’ve given it an electronic memory.
The twin electronic breast pump learns from you. Begin by pumping manually,
then touch the button and let the twin electronic breast pump quietly continue
your exact pumping rhythm.
If at any time you want to
vary the rhythm, touch the
button again to revert to
manual. The twin electronic
breast pump is totally
responsive to your needs.
Relax and enjoy the
experience because you’re
always in complete control.
And when you’re relaxed and
comfortable, you express
more milk, faster.
Please take a few minutes to read through the ENTIRE INSTRUCTION
LEAFLET before you use your Philips AVENT twin electronic breast
pump for the first time.
PLEASE SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Unless advised otherwise by your health professional it is best to wait until your
breastfeeding routine is established before expressing – usually around four weeks.
and second pump
(diagram A1 and A2)
1x Control handle
2x Silicone diaphragm
2x White valve
2x Pump body
2x Milk container
(2x 125ml/4oz) / Adaptor ring
2x Stand/funnel cover
2x Let-down Massage Cushion
1x Control cable
2x Transparent tube
1x Twin tubing
1x Double pumping connector
1x Pump motor
1x Electric adaptor
1x Wall plug lead
Control handle* (diagram B)
1. Control button
2. Control handle
3. Control cable socket
4. Tubing port
*NEVER STERILISE/IMMERSE IN WATER
Pump motor* (diagram C)
6. Twin tubing port
7. Control cable socket
8. Power socket
9. On/off switch
Bottle parts (diagram A4)
2x Dome cap
2x Extra soft Philips AVENT
teat, newborn flow (0m+)
2x Screw ring
2x Sealing base
2x Sealing disc
VIA parts (diagram A3)
Breast pump parts
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR PHILIPS AVENT TWIN
ELECTRONIC BREAST PUMP
When using electrical products, especially when children are present, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following.
WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire, electrocution or other personal injury:
• Always unplug from the electrical wall socket immediately after use.
• Do not use while bathing.
• Do not place or store the product where it can fall or be pulled into a bath or sink.
• Do not place or drop the pump motor, control handle, electric adaptor or wall plug lead into water or other liquids.
• Do not reach for a product that has fallen into water. Unplug from the electrical wall socket immediately.
• Do not allow children or pets to play with the pump motor, tubing, power supply or accessories as these parts may
pose a choking or strangulation danger.
• Before each use inspect the product, including mains power lead, for signs of damage. Never operate this product
if it has a damaged lead or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or has been
submerged in water.
• Only use attachments recommended by Philips AVENT.
• Do not use outdoors with the wall plug lead or where aerosol spray products are being used, or where oxygen
is being administered.
• Equipment not suitable for use in the presence of flammable anaesthetic mixture with air, or with oxygen or
• Only use the electric adaptor supplied with the product.
• Ensure the unit is not exposed to extreme heat or placed in direct sunlight.
• There are no user serviceable parts inside the breast pump. Do not attempt to open, service or repair the
breast pump yourself.
• Keep leads away from heated surfaces.
• The parts of the pump which come directly into contact with milk are personal care items and should not be shared
between mothers. The only parts which can be shared are the pump motor, the control handle, the tubing and the
double pumping connector.
• Do not attempt to remove the pump body from the breast while under vacuum. Turn the unit off and break the seal
between your breast and the pump funnel with your finger, then remove the pump from your breast.
• Never use while pregnant as pumping can induce labour.
• Never use when sleepy or drowsy.
• This appliance is intended for use by responsible persons, keep out of reach of small children and the infirm.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons including children with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience or knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
CAUTION – To reduce the risks of injury, device malfunction or failure:
• The product should not be left unattended when plugged into an electrical wall socket.
• Never drop or insert any foreign object into any opening or tubing.
• Do not shorten the tubing.
• Make sure the voltage of the electrical adaptor is compatible with the power source.
• Plug the electric adaptor into the pump motor first, then securely attach the wall plug lead into the electric adaptor.
Lastly, insert the plug into electrical wall socket.
• Although compliant with applicable EMC directives, this equipment may still be susceptible to excessive emissions
and/or may interfere with more sensitive material.
• Wash, rinse and sterilise the appropriate pump parts before each use.
• Do not continue pumping for more than five minutes at a time if no result is achieved.
• Do not use antibacterial or abrasive cleaners/detergents when cleaning breast pump parts.
• Never put the control handle or breast pump motor in water or steriliser, as you can cause permanent damage
to the pump.
• If the pressure generated is uncomfortable or causing pain, turn the unit off, break the seal between
the breast and the pump body with your finger and remove the pump from your breast.
How to clean and sterilise your pump
(see diagram A)
NEVER WASH OR STERILISE…
the control handle (a), twin tubing (k), double pumping
connector (l) or pump motor (m).
These components DO NOT come
into contact with your breast milk.
You can wipe the pump motor and control handle clean, using a soft cloth.
Cleaning and sterilising the pump bodies
Before you use your breast pump for the first time and every time before use,
you must disassemble, wash and sterilise all the breast pump parts that come
into contact with your breast milk.
Do not use antibacterial or abrasive cleaners or detergents as they may cause
the plastic to crack.
Sterilise all parts in a Philips AVENT steam steriliser, or by boiling for 5 minutes.
If using a Philips AVENT steam steriliser, the pump will remain sterile in the
steriliser for a minimum of 6 hours, provided the lid is not removed.
You can use the dishwasher (top rack only) or hand wash in warm, soapy
water and then rinse thoroughly.
Keeping your pump sterile and compact for travel
After sterilising all parts, insert the white valve and diaphragm
into the pump body (d) and clip the funnel cover (f) over the
Let-down Massage Cushion (g). Now screw the sealing base (s)
onto the pump body (d) in place of the milk container.
Caution: Take care when cleaning the white valve. If it gets
damaged, your breast pump will not function properly. To clean
the white valve, rub it gently between your fingers in warm soapy
water. Do not insert objects as this may cause damage.
How to assemble your pump
If you are single or double pumping – to assemble the
first pump (see diagram D):
1. With clean hands, insert the white valve (c) into the pump body (d) from
the bottom making sure that the pointed side of the valve faces downwards.
2. Twist the milk container (e) onto the pump body until securely in place.*
3. To ensure the pump doesn’t topple, insert the 125ml/4oz milk container
into the stand provided (f).
4. Place the silicone diaphragm (b) into the pump body (d), making sure it fits
securely around the edge, to create a seal. (This is easier if the diaphragm
5. Carefully insert the Let-down Massage Cushion (g) into the pump body (d),
making sure it completely covers the edge of the funnel. (This is easier if
the Let-down Massage Cushion is wet).
6. Firmly push the control handle (a) onto the pump body (d) so that it sits
securely on top of the silicone diaphragm (b).
7. If not already attached, push the transparent tube (j) securely onto the
control handle (a) and click the control cable (i) into the adjacent socket.
8. Now attach the other end of the cable into the control cable socket on the
rear of the pump motor (m) and securely connect the twin tubing (k) to the
9. You can keep the other transparent tube out of the way for now by
attaching it to the white clip.
10. Connect the electric adaptor (n) to the pump motor (m).
11. Connect the wall plug lead (o) securely to the electric adaptor and then
plug into an electrical wall socket.
12. Switch the pump motor on.
*ALWAYS insert the adaptor ring when using a polypropylene bottle.
How to assemble your pump with VIA
If you use the twin electronic breast pump with VIA,
simply replace the bottle with the VIA adaptor and cup.
Follow step 1 as before (see diagram D), then proceed to
step 2 and 3 (see diagram E):
2. Twist the VIA cup (y) into the adaptor (x),
then twist into the pump body (d).
3. To ensure the pump doesn’t topple, insert
VIA into the stand provided (z).
Then continue with steps 4-12 (see diagram D).
For double pumping – to assemble the twin pump (see diagram F):
Follow steps 1-5 as before (see diagram D), then proceed to step 6 and 7
(see diagram F).
6. Push the double pumping connector (l) onto the 2nd pump body (d) so that
it sits firmly on top of the silicone diaphragm (b).
7. If not already attached, push the 2nd transparent tube (j) securely onto the
double pumping connector (l).
How to use your pump
Wash your hands thoroughly and make sure your breasts are clean. Relax in a
comfortable chair, leaning slightly forward (use cushions to support your back).
Make sure you have a glass of water nearby as expressing can be thirsty work.
A photograph of your baby will help too.
To begin pumping (see diagram G)
1. Switch on your pump and the light on the top of the pump motor
will flash ORANGE rapidly. The light will then change to a continuous
GREEN to indicate that the pump is ready to use. If at any time this light is
flashing RED, stop and consult the ‘Troubleshooting guide’ on pages 18-19.
Press the assembled control pump firmly against your breast to create a seal.
Using the control handle you can find your exact comfort level. As you press
down on the handle you will feel greater suction against your breast. You don’t
need to squeeze the handle fully, only as far as feels comfortable for you.
2. Begin by gently squeezing the handle 5 or 6 times quite quickly, simulating
the rapid suckling you usually feel when your baby is first put to the breast.
Your milk will soon begin to flow and you can establish a slower, comfortable
pumping pattern. Many mothers find that holding down the handle for 2 to 3
seconds at a time imitates the feeling of their baby breastfeeding.
3. When you have established a comfortable pumping rhythm with at least
2 squeezes, simply press the control button on the handle, and the twin
electronic breast pump will automatically continue in the same way.
The light on the pump motor will turn from solid GREEN to flashing GREEN.
Your pattern will now be stored in the pump’s memory – even after the
pump has been switched off!
To double pump
Check that the pump is assembled exactly as described on page 11. When
you’re ready to double pump the second pump will already have learned your
pumping pattern, all you have to do is hold it against your other breast and
create a seal, just as you did with the controller pump. Or if you prefer you can
start with both pumps against your breasts.
To change your pumping rhythm
If at any time you want to change your pumping rhythm, press the control button
again and the pump will revert to manual fingertip control. The light will turn back
to solid GREEN. You can now pump manually until you are comfortable again. Then
press the control button again and the twin electronic breast pump will continue
your chosen rhythm.
To stop pumping
If at any time the suction becomes uncomfortable or if you want to stop
pumping, press the control button and break the seal between the breast and
the pump body with your finger. You can then turn the pump motor off.
To collect and store your milk
After you have expressed your milk, unscrew the pump body from the milk
container. If you’re using Philips AVENT breast milk containers, insert a
into the screw ring (r) and twist it onto the milk container. If you’re using
VIA, unscrew the adaptor (x) and screw a lid (z) onto the cup (y).
On average you will need to pump for 10 minutes to express 60-125ml/2-
4ozs from each breast. However, this is just a guide and varies from woman
to woman. If you find that you regularly express more than 125ml/4oz per
session, please use a 260ml/9oz Philips AVENT breast milk container.
Breast milk can be stored in the fridge or freezer in either sterile breast milk
containers (125ml/4oz, 260ml/9oz or 330ml fitted with sealing discs) or in
pre-sterilised VIA cups. Do not overfill the milk container and be sure to keep
it upright, otherwise it may leak. To feed, just replace the sealing disc with
a Philips AVENT Teat.
Alternatively replace the VIA lid with a sterilised VIA adaptor, screw ring,
dome cap and Philips AVENT teat.
Expressed milk should be refrigerated immediately.
Only milk collected with a sterile pump should be stored to
be fed to your baby.
Expressed breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator for up to
48 hours (not in the door) or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
If you are storing freshly expressed milk in the fridge to add to
during the day, only add milk which has been expressed into a
sterile container. Milk can only be kept like this for a maximum
of 48 hours from first expression, after which it must be used
immediately or frozen for future use.
Frozen breast milk can be defrosted overnight in the
refrigerator, heated gradually in warm water or heated
in a Philips AVENT bottle and baby food warmer.
• NEVER refreeze breast milk.
• DO NOT add fresh breast milk to already frozen milk.
• ALWAYS discard any milk that is left over at the end of a feed.
• Never heat milk in a microwave as this may destroy valuable nutrients
and antibodies. In addition, the uneven heating may cause hot spots in
the liquid which could cause burns to the throat.
• Never immerse a frozen milk container or VIA cup in boiling water as this
may cause it to crack/split.
• Never put boiling water directly into a VIA cup, allow to cool for around
20 minutes before filling.
Hints to help you succeed
Using a breast pump takes practice. You may need to make several attempts
before you succeed, but because the twin electronic breast pump is so simple
and comfortable to use, you will soon get used to expressing milk.
1. Choose a quiet time when you’re not rushed and unlikely to be disturbed.
2. Having your baby or a photograph of your baby nearby can help encourage
your milk to flow.
3. Warmth and relaxation can help, so you might like to try expressing after
a warm bath or shower.
4. Placing a warm cloth on your breasts for a few minutes before you start
pumping can also encourage your milk flow and soothe painful breasts.
5. Try expressing from one breast while your baby is feeding on the other,
or continue expressing just after a feed.
6. Repositioning the pump on your breasts from time to time can help
stimulate your milk ducts.
7. To relieve engorgement, we recommend gentle and slow single pumping
to relieve the pressure.
Practice with your pump to find the best pumping techniques for you. Don’t
worry if your milk doesn’t flow immediately, relax and continue pumping.
• Do not continue pumping for more than 5 minutes at a time if NO result
is achieved. Try expressing at another time during the day.
Philips AVENT guarantees that should the twin electronic breast pump
become faulty during two years from the date of purchase, it will
be replaced free of charge during this time. Please return it to the retailer
where it was purchased. Please keep your receipt as a proof of purchase or
your guarantee page with the date of purchase and the stamp of the retailer.
For the Guarantee to be valid, please note:
• The twin electronic breast pump must be used according to the instructions
in this booklet and connected to a suitable electricity supply.
• The claim must not be a result of accident, misuse, dirt, neglect or fair
wear and tear.
This Guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
If the retailer is unable to help, please contact Philips AVENT Customer Services
(see back cover for details).
Key to product base label
Symbols as featured on the rating label on the pump motor and electric adaptor.
• Check that all pump parts have been assembled
correctly and that the valve is positioned correctly.
• Ensure that the silicone diaphragm and Let-down
Massage Cushion are fitted securely to the pump
body and a perfect seal is created.
• Make certain that the tubing connections and
control handle are firmly in place.
• Ensure the pump is correctly assembled and that
suction is being created.
• Relax and try again, as expression may improve
• Refer to the ‘Hints to help you succeed’ section.
• You may be squeezing too hard. You do not need
to use all the suction the pump can generate.
• Try squeezing the handle more gently and
remember the 2-3 second pumping rhythm.
• Consult your health professional/breastfeeding
• Remove and re-fit the Let-down Massage Cushion
to ensure it is firmly attached and pushed far
enough down the centre of the funnel.
• Try leaning slightly forward.
Lack of suction
No milk being
Pain in the
Milk is drawn
up the Let-down
• Avoid contact with antibacterial or abrasive
detergents/cleaners as they can damage the
plastic. Combinations of detergents, cleaning
products, sterilising solution, softened water and
temperature fluctuations may, under certain
circumstances, cause the plastic to crack. If this
occurs, do not use. The pump bodies and breast
milk containers are dishwasher safe but food
colourings may discolour them. Follow guidelines
in ‘How to clean and sterilise your twin electronic
breast pump’ of the instruction booklet. Keep
the product out of direct sunlight, as prolonged
exposure may cause discolouration.
of pump parts
Lost or broken parts
• Ensure the pump is correctly assembled and
switched on with the power indicator
• Make sure the cables between the electrical wall
socket and the pump are correctly connected.
If the pump stops working and the power light
is flashing RED then a fault has been detected.
• 3 flashes, delay, 3 flashes, etc – the pump has
detected a vacuum fault. Switch off the pump
motor and check tubing and connections for
obstructions or damage.
• 2 flashes, delay, 2 flashes, etc – the pump has
detected that it has overheated. Switch off the
pump motor. Ensure unit is not exposed to heat
sources or sitting in direct sunlight. Allow unit
to stabilise before trying again.
• Continuous flashing – the pump has detected
that the control cable has been incorrectly fitted/
not fitted or the cable is damaged.
• Contact Philips AVENT Customer Services for
replacements (see back cover for contact details).