How do I clean or sanitize my breast pump parts?


Before using for the first time, clean and sanitize kit parts: breast shields, breast shield connectors, white membranes, yellow valves, breast milk bottles and lids.

CAUTION: Take apart and wash all parts that come in contact with your breast and breast milk immediately after use to avoid dry up of milk residues and to prevent growth of bacteria.
CAUTION: Only use drinking quality-tap or bottled water for cleaning.
CAUTION: Do not store wet or damp parts as mold may develop.

Clean breast pump kit parts after each use.

1.     Separate breast shields from breast shield connectors.
2.     Twist and pull the yellow valves off of the breast shield connectors.
3.     Remove the white membranes from the yellow valves.
4.     Rinse in cool water all separated parts that came in contact with your breast and breast milk in order to remove breast milk residue.
5.     Washing options: Wash in sink or dishwasher.
a.     Washing in sink:
·   Soak all separated parts in warm soapy water for 5 minutes.
·   Clean with a clean dish-cloth or soft brush.
·   Rinse all separated parts with clear water.
·   Allow all parts to air dry in a clean area.
·   Store dry parts when not in use.
b.    Washing in dishwasher:
·   Wash all separated parts on top rack of dishwasher.
·   Allow all breast pump parts to air dry in a clean area.
·   Store dry parts when not in use.
Sanitize breast pump kit parts once daily.
1.     Fill a pot with enough water to cover all parts.
2.     Bring water to a boil.
3.     Place parts in boiling water for 10 minutes.
4.     Allow water to cool and gently remove parts from water with tongs.
5.     Place parts on a clean surface and/or towel.
·         Allow parts to air dry
·         Store parts when not in use.
·         Do NOT store wet or damp parts.
Or you may sanitize your kit parts by following the instructions on Medela’s Quick Clean™ Micro-Steam™ bag.

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