Breast Pump Assembly & Care
Keeping your Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump clean and in good working order is important to the health of your baby and the life of your pump. Since cleaning your pump can take time, we have tips that can make the process easier and faster.
No Tubing Care Required – Since each Ameda breast pump has a solid diaphragm barrier between the breast flange and the tubing, air exchange between these pieces is prevented. With this solid barrier in place, you do not need to clean the tubing or worry about moisture or contamination in the pump’s tubing.
Pump Sterilization – If your pump kit package is not marked "sterile," place all the pieces that come into contact with milk in a pot, cover them with water, and boil for 20 minutes before using the pump. After this initial sterilization you should not have to boil any parts again, unless your doctor or hospital has told you otherwise.
Everyday Cleaning – After every use, you should wash all pump pieces that come in contact with milk in hot, soapy water (using mild detergent), rinse with clear, hot water, and air dry. You may also choose clean large pump parts, such as the breast flanges and bottles, in the dishwasher. It is best to avoid using abrasive products, chemicals, antibacterial soaps or bottle brushes which can scratch or crack pump parts.
To clean a pump motor or bag, just wipe it with a clean, damp cloth. This is also a good way to clean the outside of your pump tubing if milk drips onto it.