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    Default Medela Micro-Steam Bags

    Has anyone used these? I am curious as to if they work well. We have just recently moved and no longer have a dish washer and hand washing 5+ times a day is a lot of time in front of the sink after spending 20-30 min pumping.
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    Default Re: Medela Micro-Steam Bags

    When I was pumping - I didn't wash my pump parts after each session.

    I put new clean collection bottles on the "horns" then put them in a clean plastic bag in the fridge until the next session.

    Everything would get washed (by hand) once a day.

    And I'd sterilize once in a blue moon.

    Yes - I used the microwave steam bags a couple times and they worked fine.
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    Default Re: Medela Micro-Steam Bags

    I love them. I use them for my pump parts, pacifiers, bottle nipples and bottles. They work great and it takes about 3 minutes to use them. You can get 5 bags for about 5 bucks and you can use each bag 20x. I think that's a pretty good deal.


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    Default Re: Medela Micro-Steam Bags

    I should try the fridge thing. I think I will get some of the bags and use them in the evening. Thanks ladies!
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    Default Re: Medela Micro-Steam Bags

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    When I was pumping - I didn't wash my pump parts after each session.

    I put new clean collection bottles on the "horns" then put them in a clean plastic bag in the fridge until the next session.

    Everything would get washed (by hand) once a day.

    And I'd sterilize once in a blue moon.

    Yes - I used the microwave steam bags a couple times and they worked fine.
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    Me too!! Don't wash your horns every time. It'll make you crazy, and there is no reason too. I keep a microsteam bag at work, in case I forget to take my pump parts home, that way I can do it in the microwave (I try to find a time when no one else is in the breakroom...too much explaining) but they work great.
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    Default Re: Medela Micro-Steam Bags

    I have used them, they work okay.
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    Default Re: Medela Micro-Steam Bags

    I use them only for the tubing....works really well

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    Default Re: Medela Micro-Steam Bags

    I have them and use them often, but (according to the directions) you still need to wash them in soapy water before putting them in the bag, it's just intended to be a sanitizer. One thing that I do really like is that the stuff comes out so hot that it dries rather quickly, which saves on hand-drying time and paper towells.

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