Cleaning Methods

Different breast pumps have different precautions for cleaning the breast pump. For specific information, you need to read the manual of the breast pump carefully to understand the cleaning method recommended by the manufacturer. Here's how to clean an electric breast pump.
How to clean the breast pump? Disinfection frequency? How often will accessories be replaced? What you should know is as follows.

Cleaning the breast pump components
All breast pump parts that come into contact with breast milk, such as flangee, milk collector, duckbill valve, diaphragm, should be cleaned after each use. Breast milk is rich in oil, which tends to remain on the inside of the fitting, so use a safe detergent that dissolves oil to clean the breast pump parts.
If your breast pumps parts are dishwasher-safe, place them in the top rack of a dishwasher and put it on a hot water and heated drying cycle.
Place them neatly on a clean paper towel or on a clean drying rack and let them air dry. Avoid using a towel to dry the pump parts, as they can carry germs and germs that can be harmful to breast milk and your baby.

Cleaning the electric breast pump motor part.
Motor parts cannot be washed in water or other liquids. It should also never be cleaned using a microwave sterilizer. Just wipe with a clean paper towel or soft cloth after each use.

How often should a breast pump be sterilized?
Generally, you don't need to sterilize your pump components after every pumping session. Disinfect accessories once a day to reduce further spread of germs. Excessive sterilization can cause premature aging of breast pump accessories and shorten the life of the breast pump.
Note: If the purpose of pumping is to store breast milk, please sterilize all breast pump accessories before use, otherwise breast milk will be easily spoiled and difficult to store.

How often should breast pump parts be replaced?
Breast pump parts can break down over time. Frequent use and cleaning of your pump supplies can cause them to stretch and wear, and even crack or form cracks, making it easier for residue, bacteria, and mold to grow inside. The suction power of the breast pump can be affected, resulting in reduced milk production.
Depending on usage, they need to be replaced between 3 and 6 months. If you see any tearing, warping, tearing, or discoloration, it's time to replace them.
Moms can prepare an extra set of breast pump accessories to keep at home or at work, and don't panic if something breaks.