I just bought a medela freestyle. Wondering whether I can sterilize the softfit & membrane? They r very soft, I heard that sterilizing can harden it, is it true? Then what should I do to clean them properly? Boiling or can i just pour in hot water?
I heard that v need to air dry or dry the pump parts before assembly. But if i had sterilizater the the pump parts & let them air dry,then the parts won't be that clean anymore right?
After each use,
1. can i just rinse with tap water & air dry them & resuse? Or must I wash all parts with soapy water.
2. Can i keep all parts in a container & keep in refrigerator & reuse? i was told that if i do so, the milk can become harden & spoilt the membrane/other parts. Is it true?
My bb is 3 wks old now. I'll be back to work when he's 3 mths old (working hours 10am to 6pm and I need to commute for 1-1.5hrs each journey). I want to store up the express milk from now but i'm afraid that an extra pumping in the morning can take away his milk & make him fussy. So, i alwaz let him nurse 1 side only in the morning (sometime he'll cluster feed) and then pump out the other side (which i can only get 1-1.5oz). I don't think i can store enough for him. Any suggestions?
thanks for helping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!