Re-using other people's cones/storage bottles: Does it REALLY matter if they're new?
Okay, I get it that moisture gets stuck in the tubes of pumps, sometimes for long periods of time. I get it that the membranes aren't too easy to clean. But the cones and the plastic storage containers? They're just plastic. Surely if I wash them well and boil them for a good 20 minutes, no germs could live on them, right?
I have a bunch of cones that I got from a friend who's not using them. SHE got them from some random person on the internet when she bought her pump used (like a good girl, she replaced all her parts). I haven't used any of these parts--they're just sitting in my house. If they're truly unsanitary and untrustworthy, if there's a real chance that they might infect my baby with something, I'll trash them. But if they're safe... I hate wasting things, and I hate spending money that I don't have to spend.
What is the official word, ladies? Safe, or not?
Re: Re-using other people's cones/storage bottles: Does it REALLY matter if they're n
*I* would reuse your friends if you feel comfortable to do so after sterelizing them.