As a mother of an infant, you are always on the go. Work, family, errands and feedings are just the tip of the iceberg. Pumping moms will tell you that cleaning breast pump parts can be time-consuming and in a world where you're always on the move, it is important to streamline this process while still maintaining proper sanitation. Dishwasher safe breast pump parts allow you the freedom to go about your day while your breast pump parts are being cleaned in a safe and effective manner.

Sanitation Facts

All breast pump parts that come in contact with your breast milk should be cleaned after every use, i.e. bottles, valves, and breast shields. Even if you boil your breast pump parts it is impossible to completely sterilize them at home. However, complete sterilization is not necessary to keep your breast pump parts safe and sanitary.

Dishwasher safe breast pump parts will vary by manufacturer but here are a few rules of thumb to go by:

  • Always put breast pump parts on the top rack of the dishwasher.
  • Never place the breast pump piston/cylinder pieces, rubber, SNS parts, or foam inserts in the dishwasher.
  • It is not necessary to clean tubing after each use unless it comes in direct contact with your breast milk.
  • If you do wash your breast pump tubing, make sure it is completely dry before reattaching to your breastpump.
  • Always consult your breast pump instruction manual before placing parts in the dishwasher

Dishwasher Safe Breast Pump Parts

You should always consult your breast pump instruction manual before putting any of your breast pump parts in the dishwasher, however, the following parts are typically safe to put in the top rack of your dishwasher:

  • Breast shields (standard, not soft fit/comfort based breast shields)
  • Breastshield connectors
  • Membranes
  • Valves
  • Breast milk bottles and lids

Be sure to separate all parts before loading them into the dishwasher and once all parts are clean, allow them to air dry in a separate clean area.

Dishwasher safe breast pump parts can help reduce your cleaning time and get you back to doing more of the things you love.  If you have questions regarding dishwasher safe breast pump parts or qualifying for a breast pump through insurance, give an Aeroflow Breastpumps specialist a call at 844-867-9890 or fill out our Qualify Through Insurance today to receive your free breast pump through insurance!


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