The Pumpables Original Backflow Protector is a little champion, sitting between your breastshield and tubing and making sure no milk can backflow down the tubing and potentially cause issues inside your pump motor. Breast pumps that have no backflow protection (“open systems”) are prone to mould build up inside tubing and pump – which is no good for the pump and definitely no good for your precious milk!
The Pumpables Original Backflow Protector is compatible with Medela-style and Spectra-style breastshields, as well as the Pumpables Original All-In-One Breastshield. Please note that the short stem option is compatible with the Pumpables Pro milk collection kits.
Long Stem or Short Stem Backflow Protector?
Whether or not you choose the short stem or long stem sizing option will depend on the breastshield that you are using:
- If you are using a Pumpables Pro connector (included with the Milk Genie) or a Spectra-style breastshield, such as that which comes with the Spectra brand of breast pumps, then your breastshield is already designed to take a backflow protector and you should choose the short stem option.
- If you are using a Medela-style breastshield, such as that which comes with the Medela Swing, or are using a Pumpables Original All-In-One Breastshield, then you need the longer stem on our long stem option, so that the backflow protector can reach the opening on the breastshield.
Please take a close look at the images in the product gallery so this makes sense, or get in touch if you’re not sure.
Note – if you want to be able to swap between Spectra-style and Medela-style shields, choose the short stem option and also purchase the Pumpables Spectra-Medela Adaptor (sold separately). The short stem will not directly fit to Spectra breastshields – you need the adaptor.
Each pack comes with a set of 2 complete backflow protectors. All Pumpables parts are free of BPA and other nasties.