How to Properly Store Breast Pump Parts After Sterilizing

If you are a breastfeeding mother, then you know the importance of keeping your breast pump parts clean and sterilized. However, many mothers may not be aware of how to properly store their breast pump parts after they have been sterilized. In this blog post, we will discuss some helpful tips on how to store your breast pump parts correctly.

Why is it important to properly store your breast pump parts?

Properly storing your breast pump parts can help prevent contamination and keep them sterile until you need to use them again. When breast milk is left inside the tubing or other components of your breast pump for too long, bacteria can grow and potentially harm both you and your baby.

Clean Your Breast Pump Parts Thoroughly

Before storing any part of a breastfeeding kit that comes into contact with breasts or milk (including bottles, valves, membranes), wash in warm soapy water first before rinsing thoroughly with clear water for at least 10 seconds.
After washing all pieces carefully with hot soapy water (or run through a dishwasher), let them air-dry completely if possible. You don’t want moisture lingering in there where bacteria could take hold.

Choose A Sterile Storage Container

Once all the components are dry put everything together into a storage container that ensures sterility such as an air-tight plastic bag or Tupperware-type box designed specifically for reusable baby items.

Remember: Once everything’s stored away ensure you don’t touch anything inside without washing hands well beforehand!

Tips For Storing Your Breast Pump Parts

The following tips will help ensure that your stored breast pump parts remain clean, sterile and ready-to-use:

Avoid Using Ziplock Bags To Store Parts

While ziplock bags may seem like an affordable way to store things safely in the short-term—they aren’t great for long term storage of breast pump parts. Ziplock bags are not completely airtight and can allow moisture to build up inside which could potentially harm your baby.

Label The Container With Date And Time

It’s important to keep track of when you sterilized your breast pump parts. Label the container with the date and time so that you know how long they have been stored since being properly cleaned.

Final Thoughts

Storing your breast pump parts correctly is just as important as cleaning them properly. Follow these tips to ensure that your stored breast pump parts remain clean, sterile, and ready-to-use whenever you need them!

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