Ever wonder how often you should replace your breastfeeding supplies? When considering the frequency you should replace breast pump parts and accessories, remember that proper care is key to the longevity and overall functionality of your breast pump.
Helpful tips to remember when cleaning breast pump supplies:
- The FDA recommends cleaning items that come into contact with breast milk after each use. Bottles, valves and breast shields require cleaning after each use since they are exposed to breast milk.
- The FDA discourages the use of a cloth to dry the interior of the pump that encounters breast milk. Avoid touching the interior of those components in order to reduce contamination.
- Refer to the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer when determining the appropriate means for sanitation for your pump and parts. The manufacturer will indicate if certain parts are dishwasher safe and provide other essential maintenance instructions.
Keep a backup supply of replacement breast pump parts
In order to simplify the cleaning of your breast pump, you may purchase cleaning items such as microwave sterilization bags and wipes specifically designed for breast pumps. Replacement parts are great to have on hand to ensure clean utensils are always available, as well. Having replacement parts handy ensures an uninterrupted breastfeeding experience in the instance a part gets damaged or loses functionality over time.
Breast pump part resupply coverage through insurance
Many compliant insurance policies cover breastfeeding equipment such as breast pumps and will cover the ongoing coverage of supplies. Aeroflow Breastpumps also offers a wide selection of cleaning accessories as well as replacement parts for purchase directly from our online store.
Aeroflow Breastpumps has a team of dedicated Breastpump Specialists willing to work directly with your insurance carrier and determine the specific benefits outlined by your policy. If your policy offers ongoing coverage for breastfeeding supplies in addition to coverage of a breast pump, Aeroflow will send you email notifications to make reordering of those supplies a breeze!
Contact our team to learn more about your resupply options
If you qualified for a breast pump through Aeroflow Breastpumps and wish to know if you are eligible for resupplies, contact us to schedule or learn more about your resupply options. Should you have additional questions, you can speak directly with one of our Breastpump Specialists by calling 844.867.9890.
The experienced Breast Pump Specialist team is also available via chat if you have any questions while visiting the online store. Aeroflow Breastpumps looks forward to helping you get breast pump replacement parts covered at little-to-no cost!
Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.