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    Default how do you clean PIS tubing?

    when i try to clean it, i am always left with water spots, even if i follow medela directions. any suggestions on how to get it clean without water spots? thx!

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    Default Re: how do you clean PIS tubing?

    I was told to never get the tubes wet b/c mold could start growing in them.


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    Smile Re: how do you clean PIS tubing?

    it seeems imposssible i have same problem i had to clean somehow milk got into one of mine!?!

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    Default Re: how do you clean PIS tubing?

    Quote Originally Posted by thecowgirl View Post
    when i try to clean it, i am always left with water spots, even if i follow medela directions. any suggestions on how to get it clean without water spots? thx!
    I used the medela bags to sterilize mine after I had my dd and I got the spots too a little bit. It hasn't really bothered me because I can tell there is no mold growing, it's just water spots where the water dried.

    I would say if you're really worried or bothered by it, get new tubes.

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    Default Re: how do you clean PIS tubing?

    .....Okay, I had mold grow in mine...no idea how, but everytime I pump condensation gets in there...I finally cut the mold part off and reassembled...

    I finally bought 2 sets and every time I pump I switch sets...I also have 2 sets....of ........cant think of word right now....the things that go on breasts...haven't had a problem since
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    Default Re: how do you clean PIS tubing?

    I think the instructions for the steam bags said to run rubbing alcohol through them to get them to dry out. I think I saw the same thing on my PISA instructions for what to do after initially sterelizing them.

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    Default Re: how do you clean PIS tubing?

    1) where can you buy new tubing only for the PIS? i haven't found the tubing online?

    2) to those of you who have cleaned them in the microsteam bags, did it discolor/ruin the tubes at all?

    thanks!

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    Default Re: how do you clean PIS tubing?

    I use the micro steam bags then dry them out by turning on my pump and running it for 2 minutes....basically the amount of time it takes before the pump switches to let-down mode. Has worked for me for 6 months.
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    Default Re: how do you clean PIS tubing?

    what is let-down mode?

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    Default Re: how do you clean PIS tubing?

    I think you can only buy new tubing from hospitals and some pharmacies. Call you local hospital. For us the lactation consultants are the ones you need to see to buy new tubes. Why can't they just sell them at target like most of the other parts???

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