I hope this doesn't seem like a dumb question: if you use a sterilizer (i.e. a microwave bag type or an electric sterilizer that works by steaming), do you have to rinse the milk off first? It seems like if you had a little milk at the bottom of the bottle, no matter how long you steam it, it wouldn't come out, right??? But if i have to rinse everything first, then the sterilizer doesn't seem like it would save me much time--i might as well wash with soap if i have to stand there rinsing anyway.
I'm going back to work soon and i'm trying to figure out the most efficient way to manage all the pumping and bottles! I've already decided that while at work, i'm going to put the pump parts in a plastic bag and keep them on ice so i don't have to wash them between pumps...but i'll definitely have to wash them every night when i get home.
Re: Cleaning breast pump parts and bottles
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