Pumping is no easy task. While it is often rewarding, it requires a lot of effort to keep up with your baby’s feeding schedule! One of the most time-consuming aspects of any daily pumping routine is cleaning and caring for your breast pump parts. Maintaining proper care of your breast pump flanges, valves, and tubing is essential to pumping safely and efficiently.
Pump supplies can become stretched, torn, or worn out due to pumping and sanitizing repeatedly, causing the overall loss of suction strength. Over time, residue can build up in the crevices and tubing, leading to possible bacteria and mold build-up. As a regular or exclusive pumper, replacing these parts on a 90-day basis is key to breastfeeding successfully.
However, sometimes the process of replacing pump parts can be a little confusing. Like what parts need to be replaced? And how often should they be changed?