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Thread: Refridgerating Horns, etc. After Pumping?

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    Default Refridgerating Horns, etc. After Pumping?

    So I hear there is a new boss at work that runs the place like a dictator...gee, can't wait to go back.

    I've always washed my pumped parts after every pumping session. I've seen people post that the whole setup can be refridgerated in between sessions, in order to save time, which is something I will need to focus on when I go back. How many times can I reuse them? Can I do this for the 3 pumping sessions at work and just wash them after the third session? This is a new concept to me. I've heard that you're not supposed to cold milk with body temperature milk, but my assumption is that the few drops of refridgerated milk left in the bottles won't make a huge difference? I'll be storing anything I pump in bags after the session...I'm referring to the few drops inevitably left in the bottles.

    What a clever shortcut! And you're sure this won't cause any issues? I'm so paranoid.

    Thanks for any advice and opinions!

    Jen

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    Default Re: Refridgerating Horns, etc. After Pumping?

    I have used mine all day... and wash once usually in the am when I am awake... I have read that you can add fresh milk to cold milk as long as it was in the same day-- shouldn't add fresh to day old milk...

    not sure what everyone else does...

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    Default Re: Refridgerating Horns, etc. After Pumping?

    I just pop them in the fridge, and I have pumped into them with milk in the bottles even. I had always read you could add warm milk to cool milk but not freshly pumped warm milk to frozen milk. If I pour the milk out into my feeders after a session, I reuse the setup (horns, connectors and bottles) all day, just to cut down on my washing.

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    Default Re: Refridgerating Horns, etc. After Pumping?

    I used to just throw them in a bag in the cooler with the milk bottles. I pumped into the same bottles every time. I washed at night when I got home.
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    Default Re: Refridgerating Horns, etc. After Pumping?

    Mine go for nearly 12 hours from the last use at work to my before bed pumping session - no problems in at least 5 months of doing this.
    Elizabeth, mama to Lillian - 10/03/10


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    Default Re: Refridgerating Horns, etc. After Pumping?

    I reuse them all day. . .sometimes every couple days I don't put them in the fridge. I might put the milk in bottles right away if it hot- otherwise, I leave it until theres enough for bottles.

    I am very lazy because I'm an EPing single student mom on top of not being a germophobe. And my baby has not gotten sick because of it. You'll be good

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    Default Re: Refridgerating Horns, etc. After Pumping?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*aprilsmagic View Post
    I just pop them in the fridge, and I have pumped into them with milk in the bottles even. I had always read you could add warm milk to cool milk but not freshly pumped warm milk to frozen milk. If I pour the milk out into my feeders after a session, I reuse the setup (horns, connectors and bottles) all day, just to cut down on my washing.

    It will be FINE. Been doing this for over 6 months, an average of 6 times in 24 hours. This baby has not been sick ONCE!


    And there is no need to bag, unless you are storing, just pump into the bottles you will use the next day. If you can leave the horns attached to the bottles (I did not have room in the work fridge) it saves even more time.
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    Default Re: Refridgerating Horns, etc. After Pumping?

    Thank you all so much...this will save soooo much time! I would have never thought about doing this if I hadn't seen it written here. Once again, you've made my life easier!

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