I have an Ameda Purely Yours. DD is 6 wks (can't believe she's that old already!!!) and I've started pumping over the weekend just to clear my ducts. Mastitis was no fun and I want every one of those clogs gone!
I was browsing through threads to see if what looked curdled to me the morning after I pumped (put immediately into fridge, of course, in a sterilized bottle) was normal, and yep-was normal separation, and saw a vague reference to something that makes perfect sense but didn't occur to me on its own.
Since the APY is a closed system, can I just unhook the white cap and put the rest of the 'contact' parts in the fridge to use once or twice more before I take it apart to wash again? I don't want to cut corners and risk anything, but if this is a way to save a little water and precious time, I'm all for it. When some of DD's naps allow for eating or bathing but not both, I'd hate to stand over the sink washing those tiny parts all the time if I don't have to!