Cleaning Pump Parts! Do's & Don'ts

Cleaning Pump Parts! Do's & Don'ts

Cleaning your breast pump parts. The simple Do’s and Don’ts. Sterilizing parts, sanitizing parts, and washing! What do you do? Are breast pump parts ok in the dishwasher? What about microwave sterilizing bags for breast pump parts? Are you supposed to boil your breast pump parts in water every day, every week? Which breast pump parts do you wash? Do you have to take your breast pump parts all apart?

And how about the EASY tip for saving time washing your breast pump parts during your work day?

Simple and easy. Summer has it.


  1. Jasmine Wright on November 18, 2021 at 9:35 am

    For first time sterilization, do you boil the duck bills as well?

  2. Lani De Luna Roldan on November 18, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Hello, for cleaning in soapy hot water do we use a brush to scrub? Or do you reccomend something else?

  3. genoveva aguilar on November 18, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Thank you soooo much for this video!!!!!

  4. Persephones Charm on November 18, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Can I use the fridge trick with NICU twins using the milk?

  5. The Lyrical Momma on November 18, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Another great video Summer, thank you and God bless you!
    Just one query , what about the zip lock, should that be discarded or washed?

  6. Sarah Arora on November 18, 2021 at 9:40 am

    If I’ve sterilized my parts in a sterilizer a few times do I need to worry about my freezer stashed milk having leached plastic in it?? 🙁

  7. Amanda Guardado on November 18, 2021 at 9:50 am

    All good info. The fridge tip is a life saver!

  8. Mallory Drake on November 18, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Do you need to wipe any milk off of the parts before putting them in the ziplock to put in the fridge? And how often do you recommend sterilizing parts? Just before the initial use? I know some people who sterilize everyday, some once a week. I’ve been doing once a week with the Medela microwave bags. Thanks so much. I love your videos and FB group – it’s all so helpful and especially right now since I’m not able to get out and be around other mommas!

  9. Kayla Schiller on November 18, 2021 at 9:55 am

    This is good to know! Your videos are always so helpful!

  10. Pri USA on November 18, 2021 at 9:59 am

    How do u sterilize Hakka manual pumps?! Thanks

  11. Nancy Kenny on November 18, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Hello, I pump every 2 hours. Is it ok to use all day and wash it once during that day? I’m confused?

  12. Pandas1106 on November 18, 2021 at 10:01 am

    What is your thoughts on pump wipes? Such as dapple or medela?

  13. TheHellokitty1985 on November 18, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Thank you so much for making this video!

  14. PS on November 18, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Great to know that sterilization needs to be done only once, initially… scared if all the plastic leech… also, just about any soap will do and how hot should water be? Just enough where you csn place your hands in to wash the parts? Lastly, how to sterilize for first time.. is it 10 min in continuously boiling water and we need to put in even the fragile parts?

  15. Neesha sithuwili on November 18, 2021 at 10:13 am

    If i pump every 2 or 3 hrs,is it ok to keep the pump on frifge between 2 or sessions? No need to wash after rvery pumping ne??

  16. p. r. on November 18, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Such a good idea!Thanks!

  17. Jennifer Fabie Roguel on November 18, 2021 at 10:21 am

    How much soap do I need to put on warm water? Does is need to be soapy like there is too much bubbles on it? Or just like I put soap but there is no bubbles?

  18. Denise Paris on November 18, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Great and efficient video ! Thank you !

  19. ALOHA DaKine on November 18, 2021 at 10:26 am

    This was very helpful. I had been told to sterilize all my parts after every pump! And tubes 1x a day?! And I kept thinking this seems so wrong. Now I’m just going to rinse w hot water after a pump and throw them in the fridge as you suggested

  20. Fiona Mendoza on November 18, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Great video. You have answered all the questions I have in mind in regards with washing pumps. Thank you.

  21. jimmyandpreety liu on November 18, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Found another fast, easy way to sterilize pump parts, daily. UV light chamber has done a fantastic job whether I used the timed function or the auto. It has been amazing. These particular units have been tested for safety and efficacy. ( I also unit for all those items that go into baby’s mouth- remote control, keys, phone, etc)

  22. Ginger Antipas on November 18, 2021 at 10:30 am

    what can i do if i already washed the tube?

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