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how long after removing from steriliser does pump remain sterile?

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Eyespy24 Sat 02-Aug-14 18:45:59

Please can anyone help with this?
Is it OK to sterilise in the evening, keep pump closed with cap & then express in the morning possibly 10 hours later.

MrsHerculePoirot Sat 02-Aug-14 18:49:19

Yes, both My pumps both said to just wash in warm soapy water and rinse with tap water and just to sterilise once a day.

CityDweller Sat 02-Aug-14 18:51:34

Yes. I too sterilised only once a day and I kept pump parts in fridge in between expressing.

SweepTheHalls Sat 02-Aug-14 19:03:58

According to the Oxford Milk Bank you dont need to ( wish I knew that when I was expressing! )

Thr relevant PDF is about half way down the page.

how to clean pump

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Sat 02-Aug-14 19:07:05

It should be sterile for 24 hours but as others have said it's not necessary.

missbluebird Sat 02-Aug-14 19:13:07

My steriliser says 6 hours. Can't believe j've been wasting time sterilising repeatedly for the last 5 months...

SweepTheHalls Sat 02-Aug-14 19:18:35

The Oxford site is a great source of information!

Eyespy24 Sat 02-Aug-14 22:26:36

Thanks. Great that sterilising pump not necessary. So presumably no need to sterilise teats/bottles if only ever used with breast milk?

SweepTheHalls Sun 03-Aug-14 08:33:19

Hmmmm, no idea there. I have always wondered though why we do as the milk is in the bottle for such a short period of time if you make and feed the milk immediately. I can understand it if you are storing/freezing the milk and there would be time for the bacteria to grow in decent numbers.

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