Certain practices can actually damage your parts, increase your chances of a yeast infection and
make it difficult to pump comfortably.
Let's start with what NOT to do.
1. Never, ever use a bottle brush on your bottles or breast pump parts. Bristles on bottle brushes
can cause fine scratches and these micro grooves can harbor yeast spores. And you don't want to know how many microbes of bacteria sponges have so using a bottle brush with a sponge tip is not the answer. Your best defense is rinsing immediately after use, but if you did not get to it, use a clean paper or cloth towel and a spoon to push it around at the bottom if necessary.
2. If using boiling water to sterilize, don't boil the breast pump parts as long as you boil the water. The water should come to a boil first and then put the parts you are sterilizing in for just 3-5 minutes.
This not only helps you not…