Instruction Guides

Mumasil Breast Milk Saver User Guide

How to use the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver
 
Step 1 - To initiate suction, gently squeeze and hold the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver towards the bottom of the unit (in line with the 30ml mark).
 
Step 2 - Place the unit over your breast making sure the nipple is centred.

Step 3 - Slowly release the squeezed base and your Mumasil Breast Milk Saver should be suctioned to the breast ready to catch your precious breast milk. If the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver does not suction properly repeat these steps again. It may take a few attempts to get the desired suction.

Cleaning Instructions

Before first use:Wash in warm soapy water and sterilise.

After each use:
Wash up in warm soapy water.
Steam steriliser safe.
Dishwasher safe (top rack).
Please do not use abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.

Mumasil Breast Milk Saver FAQ

How does the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver work?
It works by suctioning to your breast to catch the breastmilk that would normally be lost from a letdown or leaking breasts.

What material is the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver made from?
The Mumasil Breast Milk Saver is made from 100% FDA approved medical grade silicone. Medical grade silicone is the highest quality silicone available and used in products that come in contact with the skin. The Mumasil Breast Milk Saver has been independently tested and are BPA Free, PVC, cadmium and lead FREE.
 
How do I clean or sanitize my Mumasil Breast Milk Saver?
Clean the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver after each use. Rinse in cool or warm water to remove any breast milk residue.
Washing Options: Wash up in warm soapy water or place in the dishwasher (top rack). Can be placed in a steam steriliser or boiling water.Please do not use abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
 
How do I dry my Mumasil Breast Milk Saver?
Allow the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver to air dry in a clean area. Store dry in a clean area or clean, closed container when not in use. Do not store wet or damp.
 
Who is the Mumasil Breast Milk saver suited for?
Any breastfeeding mother who wants to catch precious breast milk that would usually be lost in a breast pad when feeding, or a mother who needs relief from engorgement. It is convenient to have by your bedside to relieve extra engorgement at night.
 
How can I encourage the let-down reflex?
Apply a warm compress (such as a face wash) to your breast before a feed to encourage let-down and milk flow. Massaging the breast before attaching the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver can also encourage the let-down reflex.
It is easier to encourage a let-down and express milk when you are relaxed. Feeling rushed and flustered will impair your let-down.
 
Do I need to squeeze the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver in rhythmic timing to mimic an electric pump?
This is not recommended as continuous pressure and suction on the breast could possibly damage breast tissue. It is strongly recommended that your follow the instructions on how to use the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver. It is also recommended that the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver is used for no longer than 10-15 minutes on the breast at one time to ensure there is not too much pressure or suction on the breast tissue.
 
What should I do if I experience a loss of suction when using the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver?
Repeat the initial instruction steps and gently squeeze the unit to re-establish suction.
 
What should I do if the suction is too much and causes pain?
The Mumasil Breast Milk Saver should not cause any pain. If you experience any pain remove it immediately by squeezing the base of the unit to release suction. You may need to adjust how much you are squeezing the unit several times until you find your desired level of suction.
 
Is the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver safe for your breast?
The Mumasil Breast Milk saver is safe to attach to your breast and you should only just feel the suction. The Mumasil Breast Milk Saver should not cause any pain. If you experience any pain remove it immediately by squeezing the base of the unit to release suction. We recommend you use the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver for no longer than 10-15 minutes on the breast at one time to ensure there is not too much pressure or suction on the breast tissue.
 
Would you recommend the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver for a mother who iswanting to exclusively pump? 
No. We don't recommend using the Mumasil as a pump. With the Mumasil there is no constant suction to mimic the baby feeding from the breast like how manual or electric breast pumps work. It suctions to the breast to create a seal so that milk from a letdown or a leaking breast can be collected without spillage. We recommend you use the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver for no longer than 10-15 minutes on the breast at one time to ensure there is not too much pressure or suction on the breast tissue.


When I am using the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver I am getting very little milk, why is this?
The best time to use your Mumasil Breast Milk Saver is during a feed when your baby is feeding from your opposite breast. It is recommended that you encourage a let-down before attaching the Mumasil Breast Milk Saver to your breast.

Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells User Guide

How to use the Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells

Instructions
  1. Place the Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shell inside your nursing bra with the silicone side opening facing up.
  2. Position the in-built spout so it is facing the top of your nursing bra.
  3. Lift your nursing bra on to your breast, aligning the silicone opening with your nipple and placing it centred over your nipple.
  4. Adjust your bra if needed so that the shells are enough to feel just pressing against your breast. There doesn't have to be a lot of pressure to make them seal against your breast and your breast will naturally get bigger as it fills up with milk.

Removing the Breast Shells

  1. When removing the shell, lean forward slightly ensuring that no milk spills out and carefully remove the shell from your maternity bra.
  2. Using the in-built spout pour breast milk into a baby bottle or breast milk storage container.
  3. Place back on the breast in between feeds or rinse ready for the next feed.

Care Instructions

Before first use: Wash in warm soapy water and sterilise.

Once daily:Separate parts and wash in warm soapy water. Rinse thoroughly with water.

  • Steam sterilise safe.
  • Dishwasher safe (top rack).
  • Please do not use abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.

Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells FAQ

What is the difference between the Deluxe Breast Milk Collection Shells and the standard shells?

The Deluxe Shells have a plug on the top of the shell to help prevent leakage when moving around. They also come with a useful travel case. The deluxe shells are also an improved shape - thinner and less noticeable in a bra.

How do the Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells work?

The shells work by comfortably sitting in your nursing bra and catching the extra milk that you would usually leak between feeds.

What material is the Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells made from?

The Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells are made from 100% FDA approved food grade silicone and food grade PP. They are BPA Free, PVC, cadmium and lead FREE.

How do I clean or sanitise my Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells?

Wash up in warm soapy water or place in the dishwasher (top rack). Can be placed in a steam steriliser or boiling water.
Please do not use abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
 
How do I dry my Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells?

Allow the Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells to air dry in a clean area. Store dry in a clean area or clean, closed container when not in use. Do not store wet or damp.
 
Who is the Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells suited for?
Any breastfeeding mother who wants to catch precious breast milk that would usually be lost in a breast pad, when feeding, or between feeds.
 
What should I do if the breast shells are causing pain?

The Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells should not cause any pain. If you experience any pain it is usually caused by your bra being too tight.

When you insert the shells we recommend loosening your bra right off so that you hardly feel the shells at all. They don't have to be tight at all to prevent leaking as the silicone moulds to your breast to catch the milk. You may sometimes need to further loosen your bra as your breast fills if you are wearing them for longer periods in between feeds.

Can I wear the Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells at night?

No. We recommend that you do not wear the Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells as there is a good chance they will leak.

How should my Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells sit inside my bra?

The Mumasil Breast Milk Collection Shells should sit comfortably on the breast and not press into the breast. You may need to adjust your maternity bra to allow for the collection shells to sit inside your maternity bra with less pressure against your breast.

Mumasil Warm/Cool Breast Packs User Guide

How to use the Mumasil Hot/Cold Packs

For Heat Therapy/Hot Compress

Microwave

Insert the breast pack in the cover before microwaving and heat using the following microwave guide.

Microwave Guide:

700 Watts: 15 secs

1000 Watts: 12 secs

1250 Watts: 10 secs

Additional heating in 3 second increments only until desired temperature is achieved. It is important that you do no overheat the breast pack as this can damage the gel beads.

Hot Water

Place a room temperature pack in hot water (around 80C) for approximately 3-5 minutes or until desired temperature is reached.

For Cold Therapy/Cold Compress

Place the breast pack in the freezer for at least one hour prior to use.

How to Use With your Mumasil Breast Milk Saver or Breast Pump

The Mumasil Warm and Cool Breast Packs can be attached to the outside of your breast pump flanges or the flange on your Mumasil Breast Milk Saver. Simply place your breast pack inside the breast pack cover and heat as per heating guidelines. Wrap the Mumasil breast pack around the outside of the breast pump flanges and use the press stud to clip the Mumasil breast pack into place. The warmth from the breast pack encourages a letdown and milk flow when pumping.

Cleaning Instructions

Breast Packs - Before first use wash in warm soapy water and after each use wash as required in warm soapy water.

Breast Pack Covers -gentle machine wash when required.

Caution/Precautions/Warnings

  • Always check temperature prior to applying to the skin.
  • Always use with cover when using the breast pack.
  • Before use, inspect the breast pack has not been punctured.
  • Discard the breast pack if it leaks or bursts.
  • Immediately remove from the skin if the temperature of the breast pack becomes uncomfortable.
  • Overheating or prolonged application may cause injury.
  • Heating the breast pack beyond suggested time may damage or destroy the gel beads.
  • Do not fall asleep using the pack.
  • For external use only.
  • Do not use on infants or allow infants to chew breast packs.

General FAQ's

Would you recommend the Breast Milk Saver or the Breast Milk Collection Shells?

We get this question a lot. It’s not an easy question to answer, as everybody is so different in their milk production so we have categorised a table with different scenarios and which product suits each situation.

There are also a number of factors that influence the decision such as how much milk you want to collect. You may just want enough milk to miss a feed every now and then, or you may have to go back to work after 4-6 months and want to build a huge stash so you can continue to breast feed and bottle feed with expressed milk.

We do recommend if you do have to go back to work try and introduce a bottle of expressed milk 2-3 times per week as early as possible to avoid bottle refusal. The best bottle we have found on the market for mixed feeding is the Comotomo brand. They are on the pricey side but have an excellent reputation with breastfed babies.

I Leak a Lot!!!

Baby 0-3 Months

If you leak a lot or suffer from oversupply or engorgement we would recommend the Breast Milk Saver. The Breast Milk Saver holds 100ml and if you are using it whilst feeding from the opposite breast a good supply of milk could quite easily fill the milk saver up in the early days when your milk supply hasn’t quite settled.

If you need to collect as much milk as possible we recommend the Breast Milk Shells whilst you are going about your everyday tasks at home. Not only do they save on the cost of breast pads they also help your nipples air between feeds if you are experiencing sore or cracked nipples.

Baby 3 months plus

If you are still leaking a lot once your milk has settled or you are still suffering from oversupply and engorgement then stick with the Breast Milk Saver. The Breast Milk Saver is so handy to quickly relieve engorgement between feeds.

I Leak a Little Bit.

Baby 0-3 Months

If you notice your breast pads are holding a bit of milk between each feed but your not suffering from engorgement or oversupply then both products may suit you. The best way to find out which product would suit you in this situation best is to place a cup over your breast and measure the milk you leak. If you catch up to 40ml in the cup per feed on the opposite side you may only need the Collection Shells. If you catch more then the Milk Saver will be best suited.

Again it all depends on how much milk you want to collect. Both products can be used to maximise the milk collection.

Baby 3 months Plus

At 3 months your milk should have settled and if you aren’t leaking a lot then the Collection Shells would be perfect. The Collection Shells are more versatile as the can be worn just about all day (not to be used when sleeping) whist you are going about your everyday routine and as well as whilst you are feeding.