Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sterilize Your Tubing...Milk in Your Tubing?

  • Whenever you get new pump parts, you'll want to sterilize them. Boil filtered water, put your pump parts in it for 5 min. Yes...the tubing can stand boiled water.
  • Hook up your tubing to your pump, and run it for 10 minutes on it's own, or until the water gets out of the line. I put my pump on the counter, so the pumping tubes pointed down to drip.
  • I got backed up milk in my tubing line while pumping a few times. You take your pump bottles off the tubing. Let the tubing run on their own. The air will force the milk out. It's a good idea to sterilize the tubing after this happens when you can.

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