Question:

Does Calma require any special cleaning?

Answer:

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

Disassembly
  1. Remove Calma from bottle by turning counter clockwise.
  2. Press base down.
  3. Lift nipple from top and remove silicone nipple.
Cleaning
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.
 
Sanitizing
  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 www.breastfeedingnationalnetwork.com.
 
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.

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