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Pumping breastmilk and work

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    FutureHKmom is offline Registered User
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    Pumping breastmilk and work

    Just wanted to hear your experience on pumping breast milk at work. Right now, I wash and sterilize my pump after each pump. However, when I am at work, I will miss at least 2 feeds and was wondering how I would pump twice when I can't sterilize after the first pump as I won't have a sterilizer at work. How many times do people usually pump at work during the day? Thanks!

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    One option will be to bring an extra set of "funnels" for the second pumping.

    I didn't sterilize while pumping at work, but made sure that I washed thoroughly with a little detergent and (very) hot water after the first session and then I'd put the "funnels" into ziplock bags.

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    I used Milton tablets dissolved in a container of water. I used half a tablet to 2.5l of water, and made up my own container with a mark on the side for the correct level. Of course, and washed everything very thoroughly (brought in my own sponge, detergent and dishcloth to wash with).

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    I pumped twice a day at work and brought two sets of the "funnels" and four storage bottles. Each set of equipment was in a clean plastic bag and then I'd just rinse the used equipment and put it back in the plastic bag to take home to wash and sterilise.

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    THanks everyone for your responses - I have an Avent pump - where would I buy an extra set of the funnels?

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    You don't really need to. I don't wash my pump parts. I put them in a container and keep them in the fridge until my next pumping session. Then I wash them when I get home. It saves time.

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    Avent manuel or electrical? If manuel, it would be cheaper you just buy one more set..rather than just the funnels


    I have a nuk microwave steam sterilizer.. i bought it fr Jusco for around 12x.. which is quite good. can steam 2 avent pumps each time.

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    Medela sells sterlization bags for the microwave. you add an ounce of water, throw in your parts and zap for a few minutes and done. Each bag is good for 20 or 30 sterilizations.

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