How do you hands-free when pumping?
How to pump hands-free
- Step 1: Wash your hands!
- Step 2: Assemble your pump’s parts according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Step 3: Put on an appropriate bra for holding the pump to the breast.
- Step 4: Place the flange of the pump inside the bra and secure the flange to the breast.
- Step 5: Start the pump.
Which is better Medela Freestyle or pump in style?
Medela Pump in Style versus Medela Freestyle Flex (2021) Each of these pumps have their advantages: the Freestyle Flex is smaller, more portable, and has a battery pack, while the Pump in Style is a very effective pump that is often fully covered by insurance/is sold at a lower price point.
Do I have to wash my pump after every use?
Every part of the breast pump that touched your breast or the milk should be thoroughly cleaned after each use – including breast shields, breast milk bottles, bottle lids, valves, membranes, and connectors. This helps you avoid dried breast milk residue and prevent growth of bacteria.
Do you sanitize Medela tubing?
Clean your Medela tubing. Remember, cleaning your tubing is only necessary if milk, condensation, or other dirt or debris are present! Begin by turning off your breast pump and removing it from the power source. Rinse tubing in cool water to remove any breast milk residue.
Do I need to sanitize breast pump tubing?
It is not necessary to clean breast pump tubing unless it comes in contact with breast milk. If you wash your tubing, make sure you hang it to air dry before attaching it to your breast pump.
How often sanitize pump parts?
For extra germ removal, sanitize pump parts at least once daily. Sanitizing is especially important if your baby is less than 3 months old, was born prematurely, or has a weakened immune system due to illness or medical treatment (such as chemotherapy for cancer).
How often do you have to sanitize baby bottles?
For extra germ removal, sanitize feeding items at least once daily. Sanitizing is particularly important when your baby is younger than 3 months, was born prematurely, or has a weakened immune system.