The importance of cleaning your breast pump

Not cleaning your pump can lead to bacterial growth which causes viruses that can make your baby sick. One of the easiest ways to clean your pump parts is using warm water and dish soap. Some people even choose to sterilize their tubing by boiling it. If you do put any of the parts in water, make sure to allow your parts to completely air dry before using them again.

How to clean your pump

As far as cleaning the actual pump motor, you can just wipe it off with a wet paper towel or damp cloth. That should take care of any excess breast milk that may have gotten on it.

Grab a cleaning kit for quick sanitation

Many breast pump manufacturers have made their own cleaning kits to get the job done easier. Good news is they are pretty inexpensive too! For example, Medela created the Cleaning Kit that comes with 5 Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags, two 24-count packs of Quick Clean Breast Pump and Accessory Wipes. Other breast pump kits and accessories can be found on our online store.

Find the right breast pump

Wondering where you can get that Medela breast pump to match your Medela Cleaning Kit? That’s where our hard working team of Breastpump Specialists at Aeroflow Healthcare comes in. Under the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans will cover the cost of breastfeeding support and supplies including a double electric breast pump.

Fill out the Qualify Through Insurance form and leave the rest to your dedicated team of Breastpump Specialists. Your Breastpump Specialist will contact your insurance and will verify your policy coverage, and then give you a call to go over your breast pump options. The process is simple, quick, and free! If you have had your baby or need more immediate assistance, give us a call directly at (844) 867-9890. It is never too early to see if you qualify. We look forward to assisting you!