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18. Reasons for pumping and type of pump to use.

c. Care of Electric Breast Pump equipment

(a) Cleansing 
The pump exterior must be cleaned weekly with household disinfectant cleaner.
If milk spillage occurs involving the pump and/or cart, 
Cleaning must be done immediately.

(b) Milk collection set-up

  The standard kit includes collection bottle and breast shield with lid, plastic milk bottle, overflow safety bottle, and plastic tubing. Two breast shield/lid combinations are available, either large or normal size.
A sterile set-up is obtained for each woman; the set-up is washed with mild soap and rinsed in hot water after each pumping session.
Both breasts are pumped with the same set-up, thereby collecting all the milk into one bottle.
Collected milk is transferred to an empty sterile water bottle labeled with the woman's name, date, and time of collection.
Milk is promptly stored in refrigerator or freezer as required.   (c) Connecting tubing: Connects the collecting set-up with the small overflow bottle.   If tubing is contaminated with milk overflow, it must be changed immediately.
Tubing does not need to be sterile (tubing cannot be autoclaved).   (d) Small overflow bottle protects pump in case of milk overflow. The overflow bottle needs to be changed only if accidental overflow occurs. This is to be done immediately; check manufacturer's instructions.
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