1. Is Ameda’s Supply Chain affected due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?

Ameda has stable stock of all products, especially our sterile offerings including HygieniKit, to meet your institution’s demand during this time of uncertainty. Please see a note from our CEO to our account partners to learn more about Ameda's Supply Chain status.

2. Does Ameda’s HygieniKit with its viral barrier protect against Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Since the Coronavirus is new, Ameda’s HygieniKit viral barrier has not been studied with COVID-19. However, the HygieniKit will help maintain a higher level of hygiene and protection as it features the only FDA-cleared, lab-tested and proven viral diaphragm barrier at the breast flange that helps protect against the most common viruses and bacteria known to affect infants like the below: Common bacteria including:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Escherichia coli
Viruses including:
  • Hepatitis C (HCV)
  • Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Phi-X174 (smallest known virus)

The Ameda HygieniKit milk collection system is the ONLY breast pump kit with an FDA-clearance designed to reduce chances of bacterial and viral contamination and also protects the pump kit tubing from moisture, condensation and dangerous mold growth. Read about the MELZER STUDY to learn more.

3. Does breastfeeding during this unprecedented outbreak pose a risk to the health of the baby?

Ameda recommends following the recommendations and guidelines from CDC when it comes to breastfeeding and breast pumping during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s the link to CDC guidelines. Learn More

4. What are the breast milk storage guidelines if I have Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Much is still unknown about the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and breast milk. According to the World Health organization Mothers with Coronavirus can breastfeed. We encourage you to refer to resources like the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and CDC for the latest information on best practices. We recommend moms follow established breast milk storage guidelines as follows. Please note: moms with NICU babies should follow instructions provided by their hospital and/or physician as the protocol will vary.

5. What is the cleaning recommendation for breast pump kits to minimize the risk of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

There is still a lot we don’t know about the transmission of COVID-19. We recommend that you continue to follow established cleaning procedures and personal hygiene when it comes to cleaning breast pump kit parts and pieces. Please refer to Ameda’s Kit & Pump Cleaning Guide as well as the CDC Essentials for more information on keeping your breast pump kit clean.

6. What are the procedures for cleaning multi-user/rental pumps to minimize the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

For Hospitals/Rental Stations Cleaning multi-user pumps between users, we recommend wiping the breast pump with a hospital approved antibacterial cleaner, such as CaviCide™, CaviWipes™, or PDI Sani-Cloth AF3.

 

Currently the World Health Organization recommendations include the use of:

  • 70% ethanol to disinfect reusable dedicated equipment between uses
  • Sodium hypochlorite at 0.5% (equivalent 5000ppm) for disinfection of frequently touched surfaces in homes or healthcare facilities

Here are Ameda’s recommendations for maintaining Hygiene:

Additional COVID-19 Resources:

CDC
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019

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Le Leche League International
Continuing to Nurse Your Baby Through Coronavirus (2019-nCoV; COVID-19) and Other Respiratory Infections

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Melzer Study
Ameda HygieniKit with Patented Diaphragm - Barrier to Bacterial and Viral Penetration

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Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Transmission of COVID-19 through breast milk and how to stay safe.

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