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  1. #1
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    Default Cleaning Pump Parts

    If you're at work do you clean your pumping parts after each session? Can I just stick them in the fridge? It takes a lot of time to disassemble, clean, etc. Then I'd clean and steam them at home.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Pump Parts

    no way - clean @ night when you go home. I just stuck mine in the cooler w/the milk.
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Pump Parts

    I clean them with hot soapy water at night when I get home only.
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
    My Boy 3-16-10
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    Default Re: Cleaning Pump Parts

    Just at night. I will admit that I don't even put them in the refrigerator.
    I am Erin--happily married to the nerd of my dreams for 15 years
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    Default Re: Cleaning Pump Parts

    I had three sets so I used a clean set each time. I washed at home at night. I fought thrush though.

    Christine
    Baby Girl Born 2/17/10 to her two mommies
    BF from day one. I looked up one day and realized I'm nursing a toddler!

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    Default Re: Cleaning Pump Parts

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*scienceteachermommy View Post
    Just at night. I will admit that I don't even put them in the refrigerator.
    Same here.
    ~ Megan

    Mommy to Alex (born 2/27/11) and Katie (born 3/31/14)

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    Default Re: Cleaning Pump Parts

    At work - I leave mine assembled with a clean towel as I pump over a couple of hours - 2 to 4ish usually. Then I put the milk in a cooler bag, and old parts into a ziplock bag for cleaning at night. At home I leave it out longer - probably shouldn't.
    Married 10/30/10 to DH Ryan
    DD Ruby 9/20/11

    Currently and learning

    I breastfeed because I couldn't produce enough formula.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Pump Parts

    It's fine to leave them out. I do about half the time. And I'm pumping into bottles I used last night (ok, but that was 6 hours ago) right now.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
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