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Hi thereWe have just bought a Tommee Tippee breastpump (which looks great) as my breasts are becoming large and painful and the midwife advised expressing to empty them after a feed.However, it seems that it needs to be steralised before each use, and the steralisation box that came with it seems to be for microwave only. We don't have a microwave.Is there any other way of steralising this???Oksana
how old is your baby? are you engorged because baby is a newborn or because you've just weaned?if the former then it's better to just express a little off between feeds, or just before a feed than to express as much as you can after baby has finished.aside from that, you ought to be able to just sterilise in boiling water, or in a cold water steriliser
Hi thisisyesterdayBaby is 2 weeks old - a newborn.Do you mean putting the parts into water boiling in a pan, or to use boiled water from the kettle?Is it okay to heat the plastic parts like that?
Yes, just boil it for 6 minutes in an ordinary saucepan on the stove! Or buy some sterilising tablets and do it for whatever time it says on the packet (half an hour I think) in any container. You don't need to buy a steriliser.
yes, it will be the sort of plastic that can survive heat.
do you need to steralise i thought you didnt have to no more xxxx
wee plenty of people including microbiologists say it's unnecessary.i have to admit i didn't sterilise anything for ds2 or ds3.a hot wash ought to be enough yes, or going through a dishwasher
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