I'm having pain from my right boob / nipple, so have started to express til it feels better. I have Avent hand pump which is sometimes OK & other times makes my boob / nipple sore. So I went to buy an electric pump this afternoon & opted for a Medela Swing.
I've got it home & the leaflet says to wash everything & then boil in a saucepan for 5 minutes once a day and to wash and air dry after every use.
Does this mean I can't sterilise it my microwave steriliser?
Does it only need sterilising once a day & not after every use?
I've not taken it out of the packaging yet, & I'm tempted to take it back & ask for a refund if I can't use the microwave steriliser, even though I've broken the 'can not be returned seal'.
have you got a dishwasher? I don't sterilise mine at all, just wash it in hot soapy water after each use and leave it to air dry on some clean kitchen paper to air dry. Then it goes in the dishwasher at the end of the day. dishwashers get hot enough to kill any bugs on there. Nowadays the advice on sterilising is changeing and they are saying you only need to sterilise bottles for prem babies or babies with immune problems. A good hot wash is good enough. I would highly reccomend the Swing pump as it is not at all painful and it gets lots of milk out. HTH
You only need to clean the vacuum tube if milk gets in there as far as I remember. Dont think I ever sterilised my tube. Loved my Medela Swing, also had Avent hand pump first and found it worse then useless.
I bought a Swing and had the same question! So rang Medela and they said you can sterilize everything except the tube to the pump, i.e the bottle, connector, valve and funnel. I've been using a microwave steam sterilizer and it's fine. The tube gets rinsed and air dried now and then.