The Pumpables Universal 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 Universal Backflow Protector comes in two sizes and is compatible with the Pumpables Universal All-In-One breastshield, Pumpables Genie breastshields, Medela-style and Spectra-style breastshields. Please see below for more info on which size to select.
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 Genie connector (included with the Milk Genie) or a Spectra-style breastshield, 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 Universal 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 Medela breastshields – you need the adaptor.
Each pack comes with of 2 complete backflow protector sets. All Pumpables parts are free of BPA and other nasties.