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    How to use my Philips Avent Premium Breast Pump

    Updated on 2021-06-22

    If you are not sure how to use your new Philips Avent Breast Pump, please follow below instructions.

    Flange size

    The Philips Avent single/double electric breast pump Advanced has a soft, active flange. There is only one flange size. It gently stimulates your nipple to trigger milk flow. The flange is made of flexible silicone, fitting nipple sizes up to 30mm/1.18in.

    Step-by-step instructions

    1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and make sure that your breast is clean.
    2. Place the breast pump kit onto your breast. Make sure that you center your nipple. 
    3. Press the on/off button. The indicator lights go on to indicate that the device is in stimulation mode.
    4. The breast pump starts in stimulation mode and slowly increases its vacuum to the last used stimulation suction level (or level 5 when used for the first time). 
    5. The display shows the running time.
    6. Use the 'level up' and 'level down' buttons to change the suction level to your preference.
    7. After 90 seconds the breast pump will switch smoothly to expression mode and slowly increase its vacuum to the last used expression suction level (or level 11 when used for the first time).
    8. If your milk starts flowing earlier or if you want to switch from expression to stimulation mode, you can switch modes with the mode selection button. 
    9. Briefly press the on/off button if you want to pause. To continue, briefly press the on/off button again.
    10. Press and hold the on/off button to switch off.
    11. Unplug the adapter from the power outlet and pull the small plug out of the motor unit.

    Different modes:

    The Philips Avent breast pump has two different modes (see symbols on the picture below):

    • Stimulation: mode to stimulate the breast to start the milk flow. The breast pump starts in this mode.
    • Expression: mode for efficient milk removal after milk has started flowing. The breast pump automatically switches to this mode after 90 seconds.

    The information on this page applies to the following models: SCF394/62 .

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