The Right Way For Washing And Sterile Pumping?

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I want to ask… Do we always have to wash the pump equipment and sterilize it again? If, for example, we pump 5 times a day, do we also have to wash the pump 5 times? I’ve heard from a friend, that after pumping the pump, you can just put it in the fridge and then use it again later. It can also be doused with hot water and then stored. Is that true?rnPlease enlighten me…rnThank you

1 Answer:

Hello Lutvy Indri Setyoningrum, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com

The recommended standards for pumping breast milk do indeed wash and sterilize the breast pump after every use. Doing this will keep the good quality of ASIP in storage and maximize ASIP retention time. Even so, putting the breast pump in the refrigerator after use is still acceptable. Make sure you put the pump in a clean plastic clip or zip lock so that the pump is not contaminated when stored in the refrigerator. You can also clean the breast pump with a special wet tissue for cleaning the breast pump and dry it with air (do not wipe it). Cleaning the breast pump with hot water after use can also be done, but you also need to air dry after washing.


You can do these other ways to clean the breast pump, but you need to remember that there is a possibility that ASIP will not be stored for a long time, as if you always sterilize your breast pump. In addition, cleaning the breast pump in these ways should not be done if your baby is under 3 months old, the baby is born prematurely, or the baby has certain conditions that weaken the immune system because these conditions make it easier for the baby to get infections.


If you find it difficult to wash your breast pump every time you use it (for example because you have to pump at work), you can buy more than one bottle and cup of breast pump to use when you cannot wash and sterilize your breast pump.

That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer

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