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Sterilising and expressing-how often...?

(4 Posts)
wellbalanced Wed 09-Sep-09 20:24:21

If you express several times a day, do you sterilise pump and bottle every time?

I have mastitis and my boobs are v sore so expressing some feeds to ease pain.

Meglet Wed 09-Sep-09 20:26:54

I always sterilised between expressing sessions. Bit of a PITA but I'm a bit of a worrier.

pinkpeony Thu 10-Sep-09 14:48:42

I sterilise the bottle every time (have several so I can rotate) but for the pump only wash/rinse after each use and sterilise once a day. The Medela pump instructions say to wash the parts of the pump that come into contact with breast and milk in warm, soapy water, rinse, and air-dry on a clean towel, no mention of sterilising. I think some people use the same bottle several times, store it in the fridge with the milk between uses and then pump back into it.

smackapacka Thu 10-Sep-09 17:00:34

Never sterilised. Just washed properly and air dried. No problems encountered.

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