Where I pump at work, there is not easy access to a sink. The nearest restroom is a long walk away, and sometimes it is hard enough to find time to pump 3 times during a busy day.
What if I skip rinsing the shields and valves after I pump? Can I just use a paper towel to dry out the part I can reach, and then knock out as much milk from the valves as I can?
I've had to do this a few times in other situations and my baby has not gotten sick. Is this a really bad thing to do regularly? I wash all the pieces of my pump every day when I get home from work.
What do you all think?