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    Default sterilizing medela tubing

    I am using the microwave bag that came with the pump to sterilize tubing. The directions say to use 4 oz water to completely cover tubing. I already put 8 oz but the tubing isnt covered yet.
    Any tips?

    thank you!

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    Default Re: sterilizing medela tubing

    if you remove the excess air and seal the bag, then lay it flat will the tubing be covered?

    sorry I have never sterilized my tubing. Maybe I should since I've been pumping over a year now
    Autumn
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    Default Re: sterilizing medela tubing

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*cassiesmom View Post
    I am using the microwave bag that came with the pump to sterilize tubing. The directions say to use 4 oz water to completely cover tubing. I already put 8 oz but the tubing isnt covered yet.
    Any tips?

    thank you!
    I know that you need to make sure that the tubing is laying completly flat on the bottom of the bag and is completly covered with water. If you don't do this they will melt and you will have quite a mess on your hands!


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    Default Re: sterilizing medela tubing

    I have never covered the tubing with water and it has never melted. I do try and make sure the tubing is wet, but I would have to half-fill the bag to cover it!

    I didn't think about sterilizing the tubing with my first, and actually developed mould in the tubing. The folks said it is really important to sterilize the tubing because if ever a small amount of mould develops, it can be transferred into the motor. Not good...

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    Default Re: sterilizing medela tubing

    All I know is do not put it in a sterilizer with anything else. I dis and it melted all over everything and everything that didn't melt itself was covered in greasy film and had to be thrown out...one emergency trip to target for a new mom on her own with only public transportation to get her there...
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    Default Re: sterilizing medela tubing

    I never fully covered them in the bags and only put on 3-4 min...and never had a prob!!!
    -Katie

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    Default Re: sterilizing medela tubing

    It's ok even though you don't seal your tubing in a bag.

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