Does Calma require any special cleaning?


Cleaning & Care
Prior to first use and after each use:

  1. Remove Calma from bottle by turning counter clockwise.
  2. Press base down.
  3. Lift nipple from top and remove silicone nipple.
It is important to clean Calma after every feed:
  1. Rinse all separated parts in cool water to remove breastmilk.
  2. Wash all separated parts in warm, soapy water.*
  3. Rinse all separated parts with clear water.
  4. Allow all separated parts to air dry in a clean area.
Note: You can also wash all separated parts on top rack of dishwasher.
*It is not recommended to use a bottle brush with Calma.
CAUTION: Do not leave feeding parts in direct sunlight or heat, as this may weaken or damage parts.
  1. In addition to cleaning, Calma can be sanitized once per day by boiling:
  2. Separate all parts.
  3. Choose a pot that is large enough so parts. DO NOT rest on the sides or bottom while boiling.
  4. Fill the pot with water and bring to a boil.
  5. Carefully drop parts into boiling water, and boil for 10 minutes.
  6. Gently remove parts from water with tongs and place on a clean surface.
  7. Allow all separated parts to air dry in a clean area.
Medela’s Quick Clean™ Micro-Steam™ bag can be used as an alternate to boiling. To locate a Medela retailer visit
Storing Parts
Make sure all parts are completely dry before storing. When parts are not in use, put in clean plastic bag or store in a container with a lid. Alternatively, the parts can be wrapped in clean paper or cloth towel. Do NOT store wet or damp parts.