manual operation for discreet and easy to control
the soft touch, flexible cup encourages fast, comfortable milk let down
only 3 parts, making it quick and easy to assemble and clean
Manual Breast Pump
Make it easy to give your baby all the benefits of your breast milk, even when you’re not there, with the Closer to Nature Manual Breast Pump.
The Closer to Nature Manual Breast Pump comes in just 3 pieces, making it quick and easy to assemble and clean. Our Manual Breast Pump features a soft-touch silicone cup with special massage ripples that encourage fast, comfortable milk let-down. The manual operation means it’s quiet, discreet and easy to control, ensuring you achieve just the right level of suction.
- Soft-touch flexible cup
- Only 3 parts – easy to use, clean and assemble
- Included inside: 1 x Closer to Nature Manual Breast Pump, 1 x 5 oz. Closer to Nature Feeding Bottle, 1 x Closer to Nature Milk Storage Lid
Contains: 1 x Closer to Nature Manual Breast Pump, 1 x 5 oz. Closer to Nature Feeding Bottle, 1 x Closer to Nature Milk Storage Lid
Soft Touch Flexible Cup
The soft touch, flexible cup encourages fast, comfortable milk let down and also comes with massage ripples for extra comfort.
Easy to Use / Clean / Assemble
The simple and intuitive design of the Closer to Nature breast pumps makes them easy to assemble, use and sterilise.
The manual operation of the Closer to Nature Manual Breast Pump means it is discreet and easy to control.
For total reassurance, all of our products are free from Bisphenol A (BPA).
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Are all bottles compatible with the Closer to Nature breast pump?
Closer to Nature breast pumps are compatible with all Closer to Nature bottles, including 5oz, 9oz and 11oz bottles. The pump is not compatible with other brands.
What should I do if I experience loss of suction?
Firstly, it's common for there to be a low volume of milk when first starting to express. Expressing successfully does need a bit of practice, so relax, take your time and don't worry if things don't go to plan straight away. It's important to find a routine that suits you, and if you are unsure in any way, ask for help from your Healthcare Professional. If you're still concerned about the pump itself, here's some things to consider: Make sure all connections are secure. The silicone insert on the horn should be forming a complete seal around the breast. Ensure that the valve is clean and not damaged in any way, as well as checking that the air tube is securely fitted to the upper pump body and to the motor unit if using the electric model. It's also worth looking at the air tube for any kinks! For an electric breast pump - If there is only a small amount of suction being created at the end of the air tube even on setting 3, this normally indicates that there has been a problem with the assembly of the breast pump, or that a part has become damaged. Please follow the steps detailed below: 1. Check the main body of the pump for cracks and tears (all main plastic components including the air tube). 2. Ensure that the white rubber valve that hangs down into the bottle has a visible split running across the base. This allows the liquid to flow through. If there is no visible split, you can gently rub this to get it to pop open or change it for the spare. 3. The setting may be too fast for your milk flow. Try turning it down to a lower setting. PLEASE NOTE - You do not necessarily need to go straight to number 3, as 1 or 2 may be better for your milk flow. 4. The silicone cup part needs to have a little “give”. It should not be pushed all of the way onto the plastic horn underneath and should leave a small gap between the two materials. 5. The silicone shield should create a good seal around the breast. Moistening the shield with a damp cloth may help create a better seal. For a manual breast pump, there are 2 main parts within it that make up the suction. First there is the valve which hangs down into the bottle, the second being the silicone concertina. Check the valve has a split running across the end of it. If not, gently rub the valve together between your finger and thumb as this should allow it to re-open. This process will allow the milk to flow freely. If you are still experiencing loss of suction, please check the concertina part to make sure there are no visible splits or tears inside. Should the above steps not improve your suction or a spare part is required, please contact our Careline Team.
Does the Closer to Nature breast pump have an open or closed system?
The Closer to Nature breast pump has a closed pump system as no inside air can get into the collection bottle.
Can you sterilize the breast pump?
Yes, that's not a problem. You can sterilize your breast pump in the Closer to Nature sterilizers (apart from the air tube, and of course the electrical components!).
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