Serene Express Duo Pump
The Serene Express Breast Pump from PRO2Medical.com is a versatile double electric breast pump built with 3 expression patterns and 8 vacuum suction levels, providing mothers with a pump that mimics her baby's natural nursing patterns. The Serene Express can be electric-powered, battery operated, or converted into a manual breast pump.
The Serene Express Breast Pump is built with a timer to remind her of her next pumping session, and also includes an innovative memory button. Once she has chosen her preferred strength and expression settings, she can press the M (My Favorite Mode) button, which will record her preferences and remember them for subsequent pumping sessions.
The Vacuum Adjusting Wheel located on the pump's main unit easily adjusts the suction between eight levels of suction strength. The Serene Express also comes with an Expression Button, allowing her to toggle between three milk expression patterns: the Reflex Express, Swift Express and Natural Express.
The Serene Express includes two complete Expression Collection Kits and an extra 5 oz bottle. The Expression Collection Combo Kits contain everything she needs to pump. Each kit contains a 5 oz bottle, bottle base, bottle ring adapter, breastshield body, silicone cushion, electric diaphragm kit, and one-way valve. Two bottle adapter kits make it easy to convert her collection bottles into storage bottles.
Each Serene Express Duo Electric Breast Pump Kit Includes:
Breast Pump Main Unit
Two Expression Collection Combo Kits
Manual Diaphragm Add-On Kit
Two Bottle Adapter Kits (Bottle Ring & Sealing Disc)
12V AC/DC Adapter
Vacuum Tube with Adapter
Spare Parts (2 Valves & 2 O-Rings)
Convenient Carrying Tote
Mesh Drying Bag
User Instructions & Assembly Manual
Many mothers nearing the end of maternity leave want to continue giving their babies breast milk when they return to work. For some mothers the concept of pumping and feeding the baby from a bottle may be foreign to them.
If you're about to embark upon this transition, you're probably wondering what equipment you'll need. The most important item, naturally, is the breast pump.
How do I use a breast pump? (Overview)
To use an electric pump, you put a breast phalange (or shield) over your nipple, turn the machine on, and let it do the work of suctioning your milk into an attached container. (Phalanges are supplied with the pump.) Manual pumps also use a phalange, but you extract the milk by operating a squeeze mechanism or pulling a plunger with your hand rather than relying on a motor. It usually takes ten to 15 minutes to pump both breasts with a good electric pump and up to 45 minutes with a hand pump.Good breast pumps mimic the sucking action of a baby and won't cause you pain. Be sure to use the right size phalanges for your nipples and position them just right so you don't pinch or irritate yourself.
Consider buying a hands-free pumping bra so you don't have to hold the phalanges on your breasts. (That way, your hands are free to hold a book or magazine, type, or dial a phone, so you can read or work while you're pumping.) Some moms make their own pumping bras by attaching rubber bands to the clasps of a regular nursing bra or cutting holes in an old jogging bra.
Remember that for best letdown and milk production, you'll need to be calm and relaxed.
Initially you'll feel quite a tug from a fully automatic pump. Start with the lowest level of suction, then turn it up as needed once you get going. It shouldn't hurt, but it may feel a bit odd. Remember to clean the pump parts carefully after each session.