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How often do you sterilize tubing?

I put my pump parts in my medela steam bag after each use, but I don't sterilize my tubing every time. How often should I sterilize the tubing?
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Re: How often do you sterilize tubing?

  • image theresat858:
    You only need to sterilize the tubing if milk gets into it, which shouldn't happen normally.

     

    Yep ditto that.  You don't need to clean or sterilize the tubing unless you get milk into them.  The instructions that come with the pump say that if you get condensation in the tubes, just let it run not hooked up to you and it will clear them out.  That's what I do and it works just fine.

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