Re: Sterilizing Question
If my dishwasher had a sterilize function I think I'd just use that to prep the pump for use again. The only times I sterilized my pump parts were when I had thrush.
I sterilize bottles when I buy them to (hopefully) remove any manufacturing byproducts. After that I treat them like any other dishes and either hand wash or put them in the dishwasher. Well, I actually do both with ours since my son's formula is weird and the residue from it tends to cling to the plastic if you don't physically scrub it off.
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