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  • Brand: Philips
  • Product: Baby Product
  • Model/name: Avent SCD 253
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Philips AVENT, a business of Philips Electronics UK Ltd.
Philips Centre, Guildford Business Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8XH
Trademarks owned by the Philips Group.
© Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. All Rights Reserved.
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Single Electronic Breast Pump
Tire-lait électronique individuel
Enkele Elektronische Borstkolf
Tiralatte elettronico singolo
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BPA is Bisphenol-A. This product uses Polyethersulfone (PES), which is BPA-Free and has a natural honey-coloured tint.
BPA signifie bisphénol A. Ce produit est fabriqué en polyéthersulfone (PES), matériau sans BPA, ayant une couleur naturelle miel.
BPA is Bisphenol-A. Dit product is gemaakt van Polyethersulfone (PES), dit materiaal is BPA-vrij en heeft van nature een honingkleurige tint.
BPA è Bisfenolo A. Questo prodotto contiene Polyethersulfone (PES), polimero privo di BPA che assume un color ambrato naturale.


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We’ve taken everything women loved about our classic Manual Breast
Pump – the soft petal massager and fingertip sensitive control that
make it feel so gentle, natural and comfortable – and we’ve given it
an electronic memory.
The Single Electronic Breast Pump learns from you. Begin by pumping
manually, then touch the button and let the breast pump quietly
continue your exact pumping rhythm.
If at any time you want to vary the
rhythm, touch the button again
to revert to manual. The Single
Electronic Breast Pump is totally
responsive to your needs.
Relax and enjoy the experience
because you’re always in complete
control. And when you’re relaxed
and comfortable, you express
more milk, faster.
The Single Electronic Breast Pump
is battery or mains powered for
maximum flexibility and portability.
Please take a few minutes to read through the ENTIRE
INSTRUCTION LEAFLET before you use your Philips AVENT
Single Electronic Breast Pump for the first time.
Unless advised otherwise by your health professional it is best
to wait until your breastfeeding routine is established before
expressing – usually around four weeks.
Pump parts (diagram A1)
Breast Pump parts
	Dome cap
	Extra soft AVENT Teat,
	 Newborn flow (0m+)
	Screw ring
	Sealing base
	Sealing disc
	Control handle*
	Silicone diaphragm and stem
	White valve
	Pump body
	Milk container
	(125ml/4oz and 260ml/9oz)
	Stand (same as )
	Let-down Massage Cushion
	Funnel cover (same as )
	Battery pack*
	Mains power lead*
Control Handle* (diagram B)
	Power socket
	Control button
	Control handle
Battery pack* (diagram C)
	Power cable
Bottle parts (diagram A2)
Only the following batteries are compatible
with the Single Electronic Breast Pump
Battery pack: Duracell Ultra M3, Duracell Plus,
Energizer Ultra Plus, Duracell Accu (NiMH),
Ansmann (NiMH). For Duracell Acc (NiMH) &
Ansmann (NiMH) use/charge in accordance
with manufacturers guidelines. Dispose of
batteries as per manufacturer’s instructions.
Manual parts (diagram A3)
	Pump cover
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Important safeguards
When using electrical products, especially when children are present, basic safety precautions should always
be followed, including the following.
WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire, electrocution or other personal injury:
•	 The breast pump is intended for repeated use by a single user only.
•	 Always unplug from the electrical wall socket immediately after use.
•	 Do not use while bathing.
•	 Do not place or store the product where it can fall or be pulled into a bath or sink.
•	 Do not place or drop the control handle, battery pack or mains power lead into water or other liquids.
•	 Do not reach for a product that has fallen into water. Unplug from the wall socket immediately.
•	 Do not allow children or pets to play with the control handle, battery pack, mains power lead or
accessories as these parts may pose a choking or strangulation danger.
•	 Before each use inspect the product, including mains power lead, for signs of damage. Never operate this
product if it has a damaged lead or plug, if it is not working properly or if it has been dropped, damaged or
has been submerged in water.
•	 Only use attachments recommended by Philips AVENT.
•	 Do not use outdoors with the mains power lead or where aerosol spray products are being used, or where
oxygen is being administered.
•	 Equipment not suitable for use in the presence of flammable anaesthetic mixture with air, or with oxygen
or nitrous oxide.
•	 Only use the mains power lead and battery pack supplied with the product.
•	 There are no user serviceable parts inside the breast pump. Do not attempt to open, service or repair the
breast pump yourself.
•	 Keep leads away from heated surfaces.
•	 This product is a personal care item and should not be shared between mothers.
•	 Do not attempt to remove the pump body from your breast while under vacuum. Turn the unit off and
break the seal between your breast and the pump funnel with your finger, then remove the pump from
your breast.
•	 Do not operate unless control handle is connected to a pump body.
•	 Never use while pregnant, as pumping can induce labour.
•	 Never use when sleepy or drowsy.
•	 This appliance is intended for use by responsible persons, keep out of reach of small children and the infirm.
•	 This appliance is not intended for use by persons including children with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience or knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
•	 Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
•	 Ensure the unit is not exposed to extreme heat or placed in direct sunlight.
CAUTION – To reduce the risks of injury, device malfunction or failure:
•	 The product should not be left unattended when plugged into an electrical wall socket.
•	 Never drop or insert any foreign object into any opening.
•	 Make sure the voltage of the mains power lead is compatible with the power source.
•	 Plug the end of the mains power lead into the control handle first, then securely attach the wall plug
into the electrical socket.
•	 Although compliant with applicable EMC directives, this equipment may still be susceptible to excessive
emissions and/or may interfere with more sensitive material.
•	 Wash, rinse and sterilise the appropriate pump parts before each use.
•	 Never put the control handle, battery pack or lead in water or a steriliser as you can cause permanent
damage to the pump.
•	 Do not continue pumping for more than five minutes at a time if no result is achieved.
•	 Do not use antibacterial or abrasive cleaners/detergents when cleaning breast pump parts.
•	 If the pressure generated is uncomfortable or causing pain, turn the unit off, break the seal
between the breast and the pump body with your finger and remove the pump from your breast.
How to clean and sterilise your pump
(see diagram A)
the control handle (a), battery pack (i)
or mains power lead (j).
These components DO NOT come
into contact with your breast milk.
You can wipe the control handle clean,
using a soft cloth.
Cleaning and sterilising the pump body
and breast milk storage components
Before you use your breast pump for the first time
and every time before use, you must disassemble,
wash and sterilise all the breast pump parts that
come into contact with your breast milk.
You can use the dishwasher (top rack only) or hand
wash in warm, soapy water and then rinse thoroughly.
Do not use antibacterial or abrasive cleaners/
detergents as they may cause the plastic to crack.
To clean the valve, rub gently between your fingers
in warm soapy water – do not insert objects as
this may cause damage.
Sterilise these parts in a steam steriliser (electronic,
electric or microwave), or by boiling in water for
5 minutes.
Keeping your pump sterilised
and compact for travel
After sterilising all parts, insert the white valve and diaphragm
into the pump body. Clip the funnel cover (h) over the funnel and
Let-down Massage Cushion (g) and screw the sealing base (n)
onto the pump body (d) in place of the milk container.
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How to use your pump
(see diagram E)
Wash your hands thoroughly and make sure your breasts are clean. Relax in a
comfortable chair, leaning slightly forward (use cushions to support your back).
Make sure you have a glass of water nearby as expressing can be thirsty work.
A photograph of your baby will help too.
To begin pumping
1.	 Switch on at the wall socket if using mains power. To turn the pump on, press
and hold the control button for 2 seconds. The light on the top of the control
handle will flash ORANGE and then turn to a solid GREEN to indicate that the
pump is ready to use. If at any time the light is flashing red, stop and consult
the ‘Troubleshooting guide’.
2.	 Bring the assembled pump to your breast. Position the cushion firmly onto
your breast so as to create a perfect seal (ensure no strand of hair or piece
of clothing is trapped). Using the control handle you can find your exact
comfort level. As you press down on the handle, you will feel greater suction
against your breast. You don’t need to squeeze the handle fully, only as far
as feels comfortable for you.
3.	 Once comfortable, begin by gently squeezing the handle 5 or 6 times quite
quickly, simulating the rapid suckling you usually feel when your baby is first
put to the breast. Your milk will soon begin to flow and you can establish
a slower, comfortable pumping pattern. Many mothers find that holding
down the handle for 2 to 3 seconds at a time imitates the feeling of their
baby breastfeeding.
4.	 When you have established a comfortable pumping rhythm with at least
2 squeezes, simply press the control button on the handle, and the Electronic
Breast Pump will automatically continue in the same way. The light on the
control handle will turn from solid GREEN to a flashing GREEN. Your pattern
will now be stored in the pump’s memory – even after the pump has been
switched off!
How to assemble your pump
(see diagram D)
1.	 With clean hands, insert the white valve (c) into the pump body (d) from the 	
bottom making sure that the pointed side of the valve faces downwards.
2.	 Twist the milk container (e) onto the pump body (d) until securely in place.
3.	 To ensure the pump doesn’t topple, insert the 125ml/4oz milk container
into the stand provided (f).
4.	 Place the silicone diaphragm (b) into the pump body (d), making sure
it fits securely around the edge, to create a seal (this is easier if the
diaphragm is wet).
5.	 Carefully insert the Let-down Massage Cushion (g) into the pump body
(d), making sure it completely covers the edge of the funnel (this is easier
if the Let-down Massage Cushion is wet).
6.	 Firmly push the control handle (a) onto the pump body (d) so that it sits 	
securely on top of the silicone diaphragm (b).
7.	 For mains use connect the mains power lead (j) to the control handle (a)
and plug into an electrical wall socket.
8.	 For battery use, open the top of the battery pack (i) and insert 4 x AA
batteries. Connect the power lead to the control handle (a).
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Do not overfill the milk container and be sure to keep it upright, otherwise
it may leak.
Expressed milk should be refrigerated immediately.
Only milk collected with a sterile pump should be stored to be fed to your baby.
Expressed breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours
(not in the door) or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
If you are storing freshly expressed milk in the fridge to add to during the day,
only add milk which has been expressed into a sterile container. Milk can only
be kept like this for a maximum of 48 hours from first expression, after which
it must be used immediately or frozen for future use.
Frozen breast milk can be defrosted overnight in the refrigerator, heated gradually
in warm water or heated with a Philips AVENT Bottle and Baby Food Warmer.
•  NEVER refreeze breast milk.
•  DO NOT add fresh breast milk to already frozen milk.
•  ALWAYS discard any milk that is left over at the end of a feed.
Never heat milk in a microwave as this may destroy valuable nutrients and
antibodies. In addition, the uneven heating may cause hot spots in the liquid
which could cause burns to the throat.
Never immerse a frozen milk container or VIA Cup in boiling water as this
may cause it to crack/split.
Never put boiling water directly into a VIA Cup, allow to cool for around
20 minutes before filling.
Ensure the power is switched off at the wall socket
and disconnect the mains power lead or battery pack
from the control handle. Pull the control handle directly
upwards away from the diaphragm then unhook
it from the stem by moving it towards the funnel.
To change your pumping rhythm
If at any time you want to change your pumping rhythm, press the control
button and the pump will revert to manual pumping. The light will turn back
to solid GREEN. You can now pump manually until you are comfortable again.
Then press the control button again and the Single Electronic Breast Pump will
continue your chosen rhythm.
To stop pumping
When you want to stop pumping, press the control handle and break the seal
between the breast and the pump body with your finger. To switch off the pump,
press and hold the control button for 2 seconds until the light turns off, then
unplug the mains power lead from the wall socket. If you’re using the battery
pack, disconnect from the control handle. If you forget to turn the pump off,
it will switch itself off after 3 minutes to save battery power.
Battery Life
Batteries will last for approximately 6 hours. The light on the control handle
will display a slow pulsing flash to warn you when it is time to replace them.
There will be enough power for approximately 1 more pumping session, with
no drop-off in performance, before the pump switches itself off.
To collect and store your milk
After you have expressed your milk, unscrew the pump body
from the milk container (e). If you’re using AVENT Breast
Milk Containers, insert a sealing disc (o) into the screw ring
(m) and twist it onto the milk container. If you’re using VIA,
unscrew the adaptor and screw a lid onto the cup.
On average you will need to pump for 10 minutes to
express 60-125ml/2-4oz. However, this is just a guide
and varies from woman to woman. If you find that you
regularly express more than 125ml/4oz per session,
you can use a 260ml/9oz AVENT Breast Milk Container
or a 240ml/8oz VIA Cup.
Breast milk can be stored in the fridge or freezer in either
sterile breast milk containers (125ml/4oz or 260ml/9oz or
330ml fitted with sealing discs) or in pre-sterilised VIA Cups.
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Using your Electronic Pump
as a Manual Breast Pump
Your Electronic Breast Pump can also be used as a manual pump. In this case, you
simply need to replace the control handle with the manual handle (p) and pump
cover (q) provided.
Assembling your Manual Breast Pump (see diagram F)
Ensure you have disassembled, washed and sterilised all the parts.
Follow steps 1-5 as before (see diagram D), then proceed to step 6 and 7
(see diagram F):
6.	 Position the forked end of the handle (p) under the diaphragm stem (b) 	
and push down gently on the handle until you hear it ‘click’ into place.
7.	 Click the pump cover (q) onto the pump body (d).
How to use your Manual Breast Pump (see diagram G)
1.	 Bring the assembled pump to your breast. Position the Let-down Massage
Cushion firmly onto your breast so as to create a perfect seal (ensure no
strand of hair or piece of clothing is trapped).
2.	 Once comfortable, gently squeeze the handle 5 or 6 times fairly quickly to
initiate let-down. When you see your milk beginning to flow, establish a
rhythm of pumping to meet your own comfort level.
Hints to help you succeed
Using a breast pump takes practice. You may need to make several attempts
before you succeed, but because the Single Electronic Breast Pump is so simple
and comfortable to use, you will soon get used to expressing milk.
1.	 Choose a quiet time when you’re not rushed and unlikely to be disturbed.
2.	 Having your baby or a photograph of your baby nearby can help
encourage your milk to flow.
3.	 Warmth and relaxation can help so you might like to try expressing after
a warm bath or shower.
4.	 Placing a warm cloth on your breasts for a few minutes before you start
pumping can also encourage your milk flow and soothe painful breasts.
5.	 Try expressing from one breast while your baby is feeding from the other,
or continue expressing just after a feed.
6.	 Repositioning the pump on your breast from time to time can help
stimulate your milk ducts.
7.	 Some women may prefer to use the pump without the Let-down Massage
Cushion. However, it has been shown that, in most cases, the massaging
effect of the petals flexing in and out around the areola stimulates the
let-down reflex and allows you to express more milk, faster.
8.	 To relieve engorgement, we recommend gentle, slow pumping to relieve
the pressure.
Practice with your pump to find the best pumping techniques for you. Don’t
worry if your milk doesn’t flow immediately, relax and continue pumping.
Do not continue pumping for more than 5 minutes at a time if NO result
is achieved. Try expressing at another time during the day.
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•	 Check that all pump parts have been assembled
correctly and that the valve is positioned correctly.
•	 Ensure that the silicone diaphragm and
Let-down Massage Cushion are fitted securely
to the pump body and a perfect seal is created.
•	 Make certain that the control handle is firmly
in place.
Lack of suction
•	 Ensure the pump is correctly assembled and
that suction is being created.
•	 Relax and try again, as expression may improve
after practice.
•	 Refer to the ‘Hints to help you succeed’ section.
No milk being
•	 You may be squeezing too hard. You do not need
to use all the suction the pump can generate.
•	 Try squeezing the handle more gently and
remember the 2-3 second pumping rhythm.
•	 Consult your health professional/
breastfeeding advisor.
Pain in the
breast area
when expressing
•	 Remove and re-fit the Let-down Massage Cushion
to ensure it is firmly attached and pushed far
enough down the centre of the funnel.
•	 Try leaning slightly forward.
Milk is drawn
up the Let-down
Massage Cushion
Troubleshooting guide
Key to Control Handle Symbols
Technical Specifications
• Mains Input Voltage 100 – 240 VAC
• Mains Input Frequency 50 – 60 Hz
• Supply voltage fluctuations not exceeding +/- 10% of the nominal voltage
• Ambient Temperature range: +10˚C to +40˚C
• Atmospheric Pressure: 700 to 1060hPa
• Equipment rated for continuous operation
• Maximum speed at maximum vacuum is 60 cycles per minute
Philips AVENT guarantees that should the Single Electronic Breast Pump become
faulty during 24 months from the date of purchase, it will be replaced free of
charge during this time. Please return it to the retailer where it was purchased.
Please keep your receipt as proof of purchase, together with a note of when
and where purchased. For the Guarantee to be valid, please note:
•	 The Single Electronic Breast Pump must be used according to the instructions
in this booklet and connected to a suitable electricity supply or the battery
pack provided.
•	 The claim must not be a result of accident, misuse, dirt, neglect or fair wear
and tear.
This Guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
If the retailer is unable to help, please contact Philips AVENT Customer Services
(see back cover for contact details).
•	 Contact Philips AVENT Customer Services for
replacements (see back cover for contact details).
Lost or
broken parts
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•	 Avoid contact with antibacterial or abrasive
detergents/cleaners as they can damage the
plastic. Combinations of detergents, cleaning
products, sterilising solution, softened water
and temperature fluctuations may, under certain
circumstances, cause the plastic to crack. If this
occurs, do not use. The pump body and breast
milk containers are dishwasher safe but food
colourings may discolour them. Follow guidelines
in ‘How to clean and sterilise your pump’.
Cracking or
discolouration of
pump/bottle parts
•	 Ensure the pump is correctly assembled and switched
on with the power indicator illuminated ‘GREEN’.
•	 Make sure the lead between the electrical wall socket
or battery pack and the pump is correctly connected.
Pump not
•	 Pump light flashing RED with delays (3 flashes, delay,
3 flashes etc.): If the pump works properly in Manual
Control Mode but does not replicate in Automatic
Mode, the handle rhythm may have been too fast for
optimal milk expression. The machine is set not to
follow. Push the control button to return to Manual
Control Mode and use a slower handle rhythm.
•	 If this does not help and the power light still flashes
RED, the pump has detected a vacuum fault.
Disconnect the power and check the control
handle and diaphragm for obstruction or damage.
•	 Pump light flashing RED continuously: Low battery
warning. Replace the batteries.
Pump light
flashing RED
•	 The pump must be switched off via the control
button in order to separate these parts. If the
batteries go flat mid-pumping, you may
experience difficulty. Replace the batteries or
connect the pump to the mains. Turn the pump
on by holding down the control button for 2
seconds – the light will turn GREEN. Now turn it
off by holding the button for 2 seconds – the light
will go off. You can now disconnect the pump
from the power supply and should be able to
separate the parts.
Difficulties separating
the control handle
from the pump body
Pour réaliser ce tire-lait électronique, nous avons repris tous les avantages
offerts par notre célèbre tire-lait manuel (efficacité du doux coussin
masseur et réglages illimités permis par la poignée) et y avons ajouté une
mémoire électronique.
Le tire-lait électronique individuel suit et mémorise fidèlement vos instructions.
Commencez par tirer votre lait manuellement, appuyez sur le bouton et
laissez l’appareil reproduire tranquillement votre rythme de succion.
Dès que vous désirez interrompre ou 				
modifier l’aspiration, pressez la touche 				
bleue pour revenir à une commande 			
manuelle. Le tire-lait électronique 			
individuel réagit immédiatement 				
à vos instructions.
Décontractez-vous et profitez d’une
expérience que vous contrôlez totalement.
Dans la détente et le bien-être, vous tirez 				
plus de lait et plus rapidement.
Le tire-lait électronique individuel se branche 			
sur secteur ou s’utilise avec des piles, vous offrant 			
ainsi une souplesse d’utilisation maximale lors 			
de vos déplacements.
Veuillez consacrer quelques minutes à la LECTURE
INTÉGRALE DU MODE D’EMPLOI avant votre première
utilisation du tire-lait électronique individuel Philips AVENT.
Si vous désirez tirer votre lait pour en faire des réserves, et sauf avis médical
contraire, il est préférable d’attendre que votre routine d’allaitement soit
bien établie (ce qui prend généralement de quatre à cinq semaines).
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