Advice 1: How to sterilize a breast pump

Breast pump – the invention rather new, but has firmly entered the lives of young mothers. After all, it is very simple and easy to use, also gives an excellent opportunity to maintain breastfeeding, even if she cannot hold the baby all day.
How to sterilize a breast pump
Of course, a breast pump and a bottle, which gets him the milk storage tanks must be kept clean. Only in this case, expressed breast milk will benefit your baby. As is known, even small remnants of milk are the perfect environment for the emergence and development of various microorganisms. They easily can get from the intestines crumbs at the next feeding and cause a lot of troubles: from dysbiosis and intestinal disorders to severe infections.
To use breast pump is usually resorted to if the mother cannot feed the baby, forced to leave or planning to take drugs. Sometimes the expression is used in the appearance of cracks on the nipples or in the presence of large quantities of milk, especially at the time of the establishment of breastfeeding. In any of these cases, it is necessary to maintain hygiene and sterilise the breast pump and other necessary accessories.
Before sterilization , disassemble the pump apart and rinse well with ware, it is better designed for children, or baby soap. This can be done by hand or in the dishwasher. All the necessary feeding utensils (bottles, containers for milk storage) also should be carefully washed.
You should then rinse all existing parts with plenty of water to wash off detergent residues. If you have a sterilizer, then use them, acting in accordance with the attached instructions. If such a device there, put all utensils in a clean pot, pour water to cover the part and put on fire. Sterilize the breast pump is necessary in 10-15 minutes after the water boils. After sterilization is necessary to carefully drain the water and give the contents of the pan to cool.
You can sterilize the breast pump for a couple. With this method of sterilization on the details will not be RAID, which is inevitably formed during boiling. To do this, pour into a pan with a little water, put on top of a colander, put the pump and bottle. Colander it should cover. Hold over steam a breast pump is necessary for 20-30 minutes after boiling water.

Advice 2: How to sterilize nipples

Caring mother always remembers how many times it is necessary to feed the baby, so he slept soundly, and grow up happy. To achieve this goal, every mother knows one little secret — how to sterilize pacifiersto kid's meals were healthy.
How to sterilize nipples
To avoid confusion in the kitchen with kitchenware, buy a special pan in which to boil water for sterilization of the nipple. Aluminum or enamelware is quite suitable for a good disinfection.
After the procedure, lower the feeding bottle in boiling water. Try to ensure that the water got inside the bottle completely. Do not give a reason for the germs to find a place for reproduction.
If you fear that you can escape from the boiling of bottles and it melted in the pan, put in a bottle of gauze, folded in several layers. The gauze will absorb the melted mixture of nipples, bottles or pacifiers. There would be less work.
About how much time you will need to sterilize the nipples, you can learn only with practice. The sterilization time depends not only on the type of bottle or pacifier, but also from the material from which they are made. Yes, and the degree of pollution is also important.
Remember that pediatricians recommend sterilizing the pacifier every time the baby dropped it. If possible, objavite pacifier with boiling water each time before you give back the baby. Don't forget that even if you watch carefully for the sterility of his house, on the floor there are always germs. Microbes with a nipple, according to pediatricians, are often the cause of dizbakterioz, diathesis and unexpected infections. Especially watch out for the sterility of everything that enters the mouth of the child, if there is animal.
When I go down for pot, find a nice clear container to store pacifiers. Night very it may be useful to you. Check also for the night next to the crib a couple of spare sterilised bottles.

Advice 3: How to sterilize bottles in the steamer

Every mother wants to give the child the best, and sometimes the love to the kid is ready to buy up half the store. But you don't have to spend money on several expensive appliances for the care of the baby. The steamer is a universal thing: it is possible to prepare first solid foods and to sterilize bottles.
How to sterilize bottles in the steamer
You will need
  • steamer, tongs, a clean container for bottles, a clean towel.
Not every mom has managed to establish breast feeding, and then comes to the aid of a bottle with infant formula. At first you may seem to feed from the bottle much easier: no need to follow a diet of nursing mothers, and to feed the baby in your absence any adult member of the family.But it's not so simple. It is important to understand that artificial feeding kid does not imply a lower share of responsibility, because now the kid will get a fresh and sterile milk from your breast. The first six months of baby's life need to sterilize the bottles by boiling or the use of special electric sterilizer.
You can save money by buying a wonderful assistant – steamer. It is easy to sterilize bottles, nipples and pacifiers. And when the baby grows up, you will use a steamer to cook vegetables for the first feeding of the baby. Maybe you already have a steamer, but you didn't know that bottles can be sterilized in it?
In the steamer will easily fit several standard or wide bottles. If the bottle is high, you can remove an additional section of a double boiler, freeing up space in height. If the bottle holds height on the bottom shelf, then on top you can easily place the pacifiers and nipples.
To start, thoroughly wash bottle and teat brush. You can use a special product for washing children's dishes. It is important that inside the bottle there is no trace of the milk mixture.
Pour water into a special compartment of a double boiler. Put the bottle on the bottom section of the steamer with their necks down to vapor easily penetrated inside. Do not place bottles too close to each other.
5-7 minutes is a sufficient time for sterilization. But you can increase time to 10-12 minutes for your own peace of mind. At the end of the program remove the bottles and place them in a clean container, arianny boiling water. Cover container with lid or clean towel.
On the same principle in the steam cooker you can sterilize a manual breast pump, bags for collection of milk, teethers and other items.
After a few months, you will simply rinse the bottle with boiling water, and you will not regret the money wasted on the sterilizer. The steamer will become a reliable assistant in cooking delicious and healthy food.
Useful advice
Some easy to keep clean sterile bottles directly inside of a double boiler. Swipe condensate from the lid and cover the steamer with a clean cloth or a lid.

Advice 4: How to Express milk with a breast pump

To use the breast pump not so difficult. You should follow the recommendations specified in the instructions. After use the device must be sterilized.
How to Express milk with a breast pump
Some mothers may need to Express milk. It's true when they need to go to work or too much milk. Not everyone can Express milk manually – not enough practice or hurt. In this case, will a breast pump. There are some guidelines for proper use of this device.

First you need to prepare

First of all, you need to thoroughly wash hands with soap and water. The chest should also be washed with warm water. Then you need to fold all the parts of the breast pump, pre-washed, sterilized and dried. It is further recommended to do light massage of the Breasts and nipples, it contributes to the tide of milk.


In the process of the breast pump funnel of the instrument must be put to the breast so that the nipple was located right in the center. The pump should fit snugly to the chest to create a vacuum. The effectiveness of the pumping depends on whether a dry breast, so before you process it must be dried well.

Next you need to compress the pump unit. You must click on the handle of the piston or the switch of the electric pump depending on your type of device. The flow of milk Express you need to follow. If it is intense, then swing the pump or pushing on the handle should not, until a thread become weak. When expressing by electric breast pump need to adjust the intensity with the help of special buttons.

At the end of pumping if the milk is intended for baby, again you need to massage the breast and nipple to run to the last drop of milk – they have the greatest value and nutritional value and just needed the baby for the normal formation of immunity.

Sterilization of breast pump

After pumping the bottle to be disconnected from the pump, close it with a lid and refrigerate. The pump should be disassembled into its component parts, carefully washed and sterilized with sterilizer or in a pot of boiling water. This procedure is necessary after each pumping breast milk, it prevents harmful bacteria inside the instrument. Breast pump should be sterilized in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. After that, the device must be dried so that it was ready for the next pumping. The milk expressed at different times cannot mix with each other, the bottle should be stored separately.

Advice 5: How to assemble the breast pump avent

Hand expressing milk requires patience and skill. Therefore, many nursing mothers use breast pumps. This device is simple to use and well simulate the natural feeding process. However, it consists of many parts, the Assembly can be a challenge.
How to assemble the breast pump avent

What is the manual breast pump of Philips Avent

Manual breast pump Philips Avent is additionally equipped with a feeding bottle. The pump consists of a cover funnel, silicone petal massager, pump cover, silicone diaphragm, handle, pump casing and pump valve. The bottle comes complete with adapter, cover/stand, soft teat for children from 0 months cap for nipples, coupling ring and plug. The bottle can be used as container for collecting and storing milk.

The Assembly of the pump

Before assembling the device, all parts should be carefully washed and sterilized. Hands are also advised to wash well with soap and water. Be careful when cleaning the valve, because it provides a vacuum effect which works the pump. The valve requires careful handling: do not insert any objects and RUB with a sponge.

If you use a steam sterilizer, the pump will remain sterile for 6 hours. To keep, collect all the parts of the sterilizer, and instead of a bottle install plug. You need to install the valve and silicone diaphragm into the housing of the pump. A funnel inserted in her petal massager cover. So it is possible to ensure sterility of items in the way.

After washing and sterilizing the parts, you can proceed directly to the Assembly of the pump. To do this, insert the white valve into the pump housing on the lower side. The housing should be mounted on a bottle, which is fitted with adapter ring. The case with the installation carefully turn clockwise until it clicks. Silicone diaphragm with stem is inserted into the housing of the pump. It should be installed tightly, so push her fingers around the edges. The neck crank is placed on the rod of the diaphragm. Press the handle. When it snaps into place, you will hear a click.

Silicone petal massager must be installed in the funnel and press firmly around the edges. The Assembly is over. If you are going to use the breast pump right now, put the lid on the funnel. And to give the whole structure stability, the bottom of the bottle is installed in the stand.

Almost all pump parts made of plastic, so try not to use force in its Assembly. Perform all movements with caution.
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