Haakaa User Instructions
Haakaa Breastfeeding products and how to use them.
How to Use Your Haakaa Breast Pump
- Sterilise your pump by boiling in water for 2-3 minutes.
- Place the pump flange over your nipple – make sure your nipple is centred comfortably in the neck of the pump.
- Apply suction – you may need to adjust the position of your pump a couple of times. Once the pump is secure and comfortable, apply suction by squeezing the base of the pump to start the flow of milk.
- Once milk begins to flow, simply leave the pump alone to do its thing!
- When the pump is full, empty into a safe storage container and reposition.
Tips: Encourage let-down by placing a warm flannel on top of your breast and massaging gently. While your child is feeding, attach your Haakaa pump to the other breast to catch precious milk that would otherwise be lost in a nursing pad
Collecting Your Leakage and Letdown:
- Ensure the plug (a) is pushed into the outlet (b).
- Centre the opening (e) over your nipple and gently press down on the back of the Ladybug.
- Press to your breast and release to create gentle suction and begin collecting let-down.
- The Ladybug should always be worn inside a bra to keep it secure.
- Remove the Ladybug regularly to store your breast milk in line with your country’s safe breast milk storage guidelines. Pull out the plug from the outlet and pour the milk from the outlet into a container before storing.
NOTE: Suction is optional and helps to keep the Ladybug in place in your bra. The Ladybug will only collect milk that would have leaked anyway. It won't draw out any extra milk.
How To Use the Haakaa Breastfeeding Nipple Shield:
1. Squeeze the chamber and fold back the base of the shield.
2. Centre the opening of the shield over your nipple, press to your breast and fold the base to its original position.
3. Release your grip on the chamber - you should feel light suction.
4. You may not get the shield perfectly in place first try, so readjust until it is comfortable.
5. Introduce your baby to the shield to start feeding. Your breast milk will continue to flow into the extended teat, allowing your baby to feed.
Tip: Try expressing a few drops of breast milk into the shield before attaching to promote an easier latch.
Information from https://www.haakaa.co.nz/