Breastpump Hire

Not sure if a pump is right for you? Rent a trusted Unimom for a week or more before you commit. Hospital grade, double electric, closed system. Rent to buy option available. $40 a week. $100 bond required.

Unimom Forte Double Pump

Cleaning and Sterilising Your Equipment

Sterilise all breast shield parts. The milk back flow protector unit does not come into contact with breast milk and can be washed every 2nd day. Air does go through it causing condensation, so it needs to be washed and dried well if it’s going to be left sitting for longer than 2 days. If you emerge the air tube in water, make sure you hang it up so that all drips have drained out and the hose is completely dry again.

1. The safest and easiest way to sterilise your breast shield kit is to wash in hot soapy water.  Place all parts onto a clean, drying rack and pour boiling water everything. Leave to air dry or shake dry. Do not dry with a cloth.

 2. It is safe to wash parts in the dishwasher as long as they are not near the element.

 3. Place parts in a pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remember to set your timer!

4.Place in the dishwasher and leave them in for the steam dry to finish. Ensure there is not food residue stuck in shield parts. If so pour boiling water over everything.

 5. Microwave sterilising does have risks. The bottom part of the back flow unit is a heavier plastic and prone to tip over and melt. Microwaves can spread heat unevenly, or not match the wattage the steriliser is designed for. If any damage happens, it is likely when sterilising for more than 2 minutes

6. Sterilising in a chemical solution may cause the plastic to deteriorate quicker.

Handy Tip: If you are a very busy mum who exclusively pumps, because breast milk is antibacterial, you can put your parts in a clean bag into the fridge after each pump and sterilise at the end of the day.

*Ensure every part is thoroughly dry before use to get a good seal.

If you live in an area with hard water that causes calcium build ups in the small parts of your breast shield and hot soapy water does not get rid of it:  Soak in vinegar or lemon juice or both together and wash with a bottle brush and rinse.