User Manual Breast Pump Collection System

Pump anytime, anywhere, around anyone.
Hands-free, Concealable
Single or Double
Breast Pump Collection System
*pump not included
Compatible
Use only with
an approved
compatible pump
User Manual
IMPORTANT
Read this manual prior to use
This Freemie Breast Pump Collection System is a single user, reusable system that you may use
throughout the first year of your baby’s life, and beyond. This manual contains important information
for the proper sanitization, use and care of your Freemie system. Please visit our website,
www.Freemie.com, for customer service and all your spare parts needs.
This is a single user product. Use by more than one person may present
a health risk and void the warranty.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions
Do’s And Don’ts ………………………………………………………………………… 2
Freemie Collection System
Parts Included……………………………………………………………………………… 3
Preparing Freemie For First Use ………………………………………………………… 4
Assembling Freemie Cups ……………………………………………………………… 5
Positioning within Your Bra
Connecting To Your Compatible Pump ……………………………………………… 6
The Perfect Bra Fit………………………………………………………………………… 7
The 12 O’clock Position
……………………………………………………………… 8
Pumping with Freemie
Adjusting Your Pump And Sitting Upright ……………………………………………… 9
When You Are Interrupted ……………………………………………………………… 10
Disconnecting and Transferring Milk
When You Are Done Pumping ………………………………………………………… 11
Pouring Milk Into A Container ………………………………………………………… 12
Cleaning …………………………………………………………………………………… 12
Caring for Your Freemie System
Tubing Care ……………………………………………………………………………… 13
Troubleshooting Tips
Breasts Not Emptying …………………………………………………………………… 14
Loss of Suction ………………………………………………………………………… 14
Milk In Tubing ……………………………………………………………………………… 14
Need To Stop Or Break Suction ………………………………………………………… 14
Compatible Pump Connection Diagrams
Freemie Freedom ………………………………………………………………………… 15
Freemie Equality ………………………………………………………………………… 16
Medela …………………………………………………………………………………… 17
Philips Avent ……………………………………………………………………………… 18
Ameda …………………………………………………………………………………… 19
Spare Parts & Customer Service ………………………………………………………… 20
Indications for use:
The Freemie Breast Pump Collection System is intended to be used in conjunction with an
approved powered breast pump for the purpose of expressing human milk.
pump the freemie way
pump efficiently
pump and relax
Single or double pumping
Freemie can be used for single
or double pumping as desired.
Home
Simultaneously pump or passively
collect milk while breastfeeding to
catch and store every precious drop.
Work
Pump discreetly at your work
station without ever undressing.
Travel
Travel with Freemie to express milk
on the go whenever a private place
can’t be found.
pump while bonding
Freemie can be used to pump
milk while breastfeeding. Place
baby on one breast and
Freemie on the other.
Not made with BPA,
DEHP, or natural
rubber latex
Quick Connector
Comfortable
Breast Funnel
Spill Guard
Finger Grip
Easy Pour
Spout
8 Ounce Capacity
Spill Guard
Flat Base
Important Notice
If you have any concerns about your health, or experience any pain while nursing or
using any breast pump, consult your health care or lactation professional immediately.
Dr. Dao, Dao Health and Freemie User Manual do not give medical or lactation advice,
or make diagnoses.
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING:
USE ONLY WITH FREEMIE COMPATIBLE PUMPS. USE WITH UNAPPROVED PUMPS MAY
CAUSE INJURY TO YOU OR DAMAGE YOUR PUMP. MISUSE MAY VOID WARRANTY.
SEE COMPATIBLE PUMPS ON PAGES 15 - 19.
Do
• Use Freemie only with compatible pumps.
• Keep Freemie in an upright position while pumping.
• Transfer milk to a proper storage container right after pumping.
• Use Freemie when you must express milk discreetly and hands-free underneath normal clothing.
• Use Freemie only as often and only as long as you normally breastfeed your baby. Consult a
lactation professional if you have questions about your milk supply.
• Use with a bra or manually hold in place.
• Keep out of reach of infants and children. Freemie has small parts that can be a choking hazards.
• Consult your lactation professional if you have questions about whether Freemie is appropriate
for you or to help determine the correct funnel size for you.
Do Not
• Do not bend forward or recline while using Freemie, and avoid excessive movement. This could
cause leakage, loss of suction, and milk to flow into tubing.
• Do not overfill Freemie cups, as this may cause milk to flow into the tubing. You may hear a faint
bubbling sound as the Freemie is filling. There is a risk of overfilling if you are hearing impaired or
use Freemie in a noisy environment.
• Do not use Freemie if you must watch your milk ejection reflex or manually massage your breasts
while pumping to ensure that they are completely empty.
• Do not share. Freemie is a personal use item.
• Do not use Freemie in any situation that may be unsafe should you become drowsy or distracted
during milk expression.
• Do not use Freemie for simultaneous breastfeeding and pumping with compromised infants
without first consulting your healthcare or lactation professional.
• Do not continue to use Freemie if you experience pain or discomfort in the breast or
nipple while pumping.
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Freemie Breast Pump Collection System
Two cup assemblies included with each
Freemie Breast Pump Collection System.
Additional funnel sizes available
at www.Freemie.com.
Parts included:
Valve Base
(2)
FG029
Breast Funnel
(2)
25mm - FG024
28mm - FG025
32mm - FG026
Natural Shape Cup
(2)
FG027
Valve
(3)
FG030
Pump Connection Kits
Medela Pumps
Connection kit for Medela pumps included in box.
Compatible
Kit #
Medela Pumps
Diagram
FG021
Lactina, Symphony, Pump in Style
Page 17
Other Compatible Pumps
For connecting to other approved compatible pumps, use proper Connection
Kits. For further information on connecting to your pump, see the Pump
Connection Diagrams.
Kit #
Compatible Pump
Diagram
FG022
FG023
FG020
FG020
Freemie Freedom Double Electric Pump
Freemie Equality Manual Pump
Philips Avent
Ameda
Page 15
Page 16
Page 18
Page 19
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Preparing Freemie for First Use
Disassemble and clean Freemie prior to first use. Some parts must be boiled initially.
Unsnap cup from funnel
Pull valve base off funnel
Remove valve from
valve base
Sanitize Parts
Boil these parts
for 10 minutes
to sanitize
• Do not let parts sit on the bottom of the boiling pot.
Parts should float freely.
• Remove from water and allow to dry completely.
Parts must be thoroughly dry before use.
Do NOT boil
these parts
• Hand wash valve in hot, soapy water and rinse.
Allow parts to cool and dry completely before use.
Do not boil or steam sterilize tubing, valves,
or connectors.
• Quick Connector can be washed by hand when necessary.
4
Assembling Freemie Cups
Always wash hands prior to assembling Freemie. All parts must be completely dry,
correctly positioned, and secure.
Inspect the device before each use for signs of wear or damage and replace parts if
signs of wear are noted.
1
Keep stem aligned
with tubing port
2
Push Breast Funnel and
Valve Base firmly together
Push
together
4
3
Place Valve
onto Valve
Base
Make sure Valve
is straight
Correct
5 Gently tug on
Valve to ensure
it is secure
6
Align ports and
snap together
8
7 Insert Tubing
into Valve Base
Push to ensure
tubing is securely
in port
5
Incorrect
Connecting to Your Compatible Pump
See Compatible Pump Diagrams section for further information on how to connect your
Freemie Breast Pump Collection System to your approved compatible pump.
Additionally, review your pump’s User Manual.
Philips Avent & Ameda:
Medela:
Pump
Pump
Two ways to connect
1
Pump
Fitting
Proper orientation of barrier
Quick
Connector
2
Pump
Tubing
Small
Port
This side towards
the pump
Large
Port
This side towards
Freemie cups
1. The large port side (with white
membrane inside) of the barrier connects
to the Freemie cup tubing.
The small port side of the barrier
connects to the pump tubing.
1. Place the Quick Connector onto the
adapter on the end of your pump’s hose.
Or connect directly to tubing.
2. Make sure the Quick Connector is
securely attached to both the
pump’s hose and the Freemie tubing.
2. Make sure the barrier is
securely attached to both the
pump’s tubing and the cup tubing.
3. Attach the Freemie cups to the
other end of the tubing.
3. Attach the Freemie cups to the
other end of the cup tubing.
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Positioning Within Your Bra
The Perfect Bra Fit
Bra fit is critical to the proper use of this device.
1.
Before choosing a bra, pump with the Freemie using your hands to hold in place.
Consider how much pressure you normally apply against your breasts to pump. This
pressure may be different when your breasts are engorged versus when they are empty.
To achieve the same pressure and sensation with the Freemie in your bra, it may be
necessary to adjust your bra or try different bras to get the best fit for you. A sports bra
works well for some women.
2.
Your bra must keep the Freemie cups in an upright position and not allow the device to
slip around, sag downward, or tilt off to the side during use.
3.
Place Freemie inside your bra with the Breast Funnel opening centered over the nipple.
4.
Make sure you achieve a good seal between Freemie and your skin.
Correct Position
Incorrect Position
Ensure nipple is centered in the Breast Funnel and not bent
or pinched off.
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The 12 O’clock Position
12
When connected to a
pump, tubing must be
in the 12 o’clock position.
12
Let tubing hang down
underneath your shirt.
Pump
Tubing may be cut to a
desired length in order
to conceal it under
normal clothing.
12
Correct
Tubing in
12 o’clock
position
When filling with
milk, keep in the
upright position

Incorrect
Placement at any other
position can cause milk
to flow into tubing
Milk in tubing
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Pumping with Freemie
Adjusting your pump and sitting upright
1
Adjust pump to low, turn power on, and slowly increase vacuum until you feel
a comfortable suction.
2
You may need to turn up the vacuum setting on your
pump slightly higher than normal. If you need to turn up
your pump more than 10%, stop pumping and check all
connections to ensure they are secure.

MIN
3
As with any new pump, expect a period of adjustment to the
hands-free and fully concealed pumping experience.
4
Pump with Freemie in an upright position, such as sitting or standing.
5
Incorrect
Do not
bend forward

Do sit or
stand upright

Correct
MAX
Incorrect
Do not
recline
Each Freemie holds 8 ounces of milk.
NOTE: When device is full, turn off pump immediately and pull tubing from
Freemie while still wearing in bra. (see page 11, When Your Are Done Pumping)
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If you regularly produce more than 8 ounces at a time, stop pumping when
Freemie is full and empty device. (See page 11, When Your Are Done Pumping)
Alternatively, if you have a second Freemie set, switch out full Freemie cups with
empty cups to minimize pumping interruptions.
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When you are interrupted
Medela, Philips Avent, Ameda
1. Turn off pump.
2. Disconnect from pump using the
Quick Connector or directly from
the Freemie tubing.
(See insets for your compatible pump)
3. Leave Freemie cups temporarily
in your bra, and maintain an
upright position.
Freedom & Equality
4. When ready to resume pumping
reconnect via Quick Connector or
Freemie tubing and turn on pump.
Important
•
Bending over or reclining during use, or overfilling may cause leaking, loss of suction,
or milk to flow into tubing.
•
Empty Freemie when full and remove immediately after pumping.
•
If milk flows into tubing immediately turn off pump and disconnect from pump. See
tubing care on page 13 for cleaning instructions. Check your pump’s manual for pump
cleaning instructions.
•
See Troubleshooting sections on page 14 for additional tips.
Stop the pump
by shutting it off or breaking the suction
if you experience pain in your breast or nipple, even if you think the
pump is not the source of the pain.
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Disconnecting and Transferring Milk
When you are done pumping
Pull tubing
from cup
1. Turn off pump.
2. Leave Freemie in your bra and gently
pull the tubing from the device.
3. Carefully remove cups from your bra.
4. Freemie cups may be set flat
on a table until ready to transfer
to a storage container.
5. When Freemie cups are full, do not lay flat on back unless tubing is disconnected.

Incorrect
Correct
Tubing removed
Milk in tubing
11
Pouring milk into a container
Practice with water first to achieve successful transfers.
Handle a full Freemie cup with care. Milk can spill out of the Breast Funnel.
Removal of tubing creates pour
spout for transferring milk into
storage containers.
Spout
Pour quickly with Breast Funnel side up
as pictured.
Fully disassemble and clean after each use.
Cleaning
1.
Disassemble and wash all components that come into contact with breast milk
(cup, breast funnel, valve, valve base).
2.
Handwashing in hot soapy water is recommended. Rinse thoroughly.
Do not steam or boil tubing or valves, as it will cause damage.
3.
Treat all parts with special care. Avoid abrasives and excessive heat.
4.
Clean as soon as possible after each use.
5.
When not in use, store parts out of reach from infants and children.
6.
Dry parts completely before safely storing.
12
Caring for Your Freemie System
Tubing Care
Inspect tubing for breast milk after each pumping session. Soiled tubing that cannot be
cleaned should be replaced. Tubing cleaning options are listed below:
1.
If breast milk gets into tubing, rinse thoroughly in hot water. Shake excess water from
tubing. Wipe with a clean, soft towel and allow to air dry completely while hanging
vertically.
2.
Rinse tubing with isopropyl alcohol. Hang tubing vertically. Air dry completely.
Caution: Be certain alcohol has completely evaporated before using.
3.
If unable to thoroughly clean tubing, cut off any soiled portion of the tubing, or replace
it. (see Spare Parts, page 20)
4.
Do not clean tubing in dishwasher, microwave steam bag, or
by boiling.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Breast Not Emptying
• Always center Breast Funnel over nipple. If the Breast Funnel is off the center of the nipple
you may impede milk release, experience loss of suction, or prevent the complete emptying
of the breast. (see page 7)
• Try adjusting the position of Freemie. Comfortably position your body to help create the best
seal between Freemie and your skin. Experiment with your body position by sitting up
straighter, leaning forward a little, or pulling your shoulders back.
• The Breast Funnels come in the standard 25mm, 28mm, and 32mm funnels. If you need a
larger or smaller Breast Funnel, visit Freemie.com to order the right size Freemie for you.
• Each Freemie holds up to 8 ounces of milk. If you pump more than this at one time, you need
to empty and clean the device to continue pumping. (see page 12)
• If problems emptying your breasts persist, consult your lactation professional.
Loss of Suction
• Make sure all parts are completely dry before assembling.
• Make sure that parts are correctly assembled and fit together as snugly as possible, and that
connections to the pump are secure. (see pages 5 & 6 and 15 - 19)
• Make sure tubing is not kinked or pinched. Make sure tubing is pushed securely into its port
on the valve base. (see page 5)
• Make sure Breast Funnel is securely pressed against breast creating a seal around nipple,
and is properly seated in bra. Check that no bra material or tubing is between the device and
your skin. The device should not be tilting upward, downward, or to the side. (see pages 8 & 9)
• Make sure nipple is not bent or pinched inside the Breast Funnel. (see page 7)
• Try a tighter fitting bra to ensure that the bra is able to support and maintain an adequate seal
and hold Freemie in an upright position. Consider trying a sports bra. (see page 7)
• For Philips Avent & Ameda Only: Check that barrier is properly oriented. (see page 6)
Milk in Tubing
• Always make sure device is placed in bra with tubing and pour spout at the 12 o’clock position.
(see page 8)
• Avoid overfilling, empty when full, and remove immediately after pumping.
• Avoid excessive movement while pumping and only use in an upright position. (see page 9)
• Never place full device on flat surface without first removing tubing. (see page 11)
• If milk gets in tubing, see cleaning instructions. Replace tubing if you are unable to clean
completely.
• Review your pump manual for pump cleaning instructions.
Need to Stop or Break Suction
• Suction can be broken by stopping the pump or by inserting a finger between the breast and
the breast funnel.
• Stop suction if you experience pain in your breast or nipple even if you think the pump is not
the source of the pain.
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Compatible Pump Connection Diagrams
Freemie
Compatible
Freedom Double Electric Pump
An approved
compatible pump
Double Pumping
Freedom
Pump
Pump
Single Pumping
Freedom
Pump
Pump
#FG022: Freedom Connection Kit
Includes:
T Connector
(2)
Short tube
(1)
Filter
(2)
Pressure Reducer
(1)
15
Freemie Tubing
(4) 24”
Pump Tubing
(1) 32” (80cm)
Freemie
Compatible
Equality Manual Pump
Double Pumping
Equality
Pump
Pump
Single Pumping
Equality
Pump
Pump
Pump
#FG023: Equality Connection Kit
Includes:
T Connector
(2)
Pressure Reducer
(1)
Freemie Tubing
(4) 24”
16
Pump Tubing
(1) 32” (80cm)
An approved
compatible pump
Medela
Lactina
Symphony
Pump in Style Advance
Compatible
An approved
compatible pump
Double Pumping
Pump
Single Pumping
Pump
#FG021
Medela Connection Kit
Includes:
Quick Connector
(3)
Freemie Tubing
(4) 24”
Medela, Lactina, Symphony and Pump in Style are trademarks of Medela AG Corporation Switzerland.
Medela does not endorse and is not affiliated with the Freemie Breast Pump Collection System or
Dao Health.
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Philips
Compatible
Philips Avent
Twin Electric Breast Pump
An approved
compatible pump
Double Pumping
Pump
Single Pumping
Pump
#FG020
Philips Avent Connection Kit
Includes:
Barrier
(2)
Short tube
(4)
Quick Connector
(4)
Freemie Tubing
(2) 24”
Philips and Avent are trademarks of Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands. Philips does not endorse
and is not affiliated with the Freemie Breast Pump Collection System or Dao Health.
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Ameda
Compatible
Ameda Purely Yours
An approved
compatible pump
Double Pumping
Pump
Single Pumping
Pump
#FG020
Ameda Connection Kit
Includes:
Barrier
(2)
Short tube
(4)
Quick Connector
(4)
Freemie Tubing
(2) 24”
Ameda and Purely Yours are trademarks of Ameda of the United States. Ameda does not endorse
and is not affiliated with the Freemie Breast Pump Collection System or Dao Health.
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Spare Parts & Customer Service
Freemie Breast Pump Collection System
Part #
FG024
FG025
FG026
FG027
FG029
FG030
Part Name
25mm Breast Funnel
28mm Breast Funnel
32mm Breast Funnel
Natural Shape Cup
Valve Base
Valve
Picture
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Compatible Pump Connection Kits
Part #
FG022
FG023
FG021
FG020
FG020
Part Name
Freemie Freedom Pump Connection Kit
Freemie Equality Pump Connection Kit
Medela Pump Connection Kit
Philips Avent Pump Connection Kit
Ameda Pump Connection Kit
Picture
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Page 18
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For help with your Freemie product visit us at
www.freemie.com
Customer Service (916) 339-7388
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm PST
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