Post Number: 14
|Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 2:23 am: ||
Dear mummies, I would appreciate your advice on sterilisation of breast pump as I'm a first-time MTB who's totally clueless
I'm thinking of bringing my own breast pump to the hospital for use after delivery, but that means that the pump would have to be sterilised before use. How do you sterilise your pump in the hospital - do you bring a steam steriliser as well?? Is it safe to sterilise the pump parts beforehand, and how long will the pump stay "sterile" if not used? Thanks!
Post Number: 256
|Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 5:23 pm: ||
actually there isnt much to be pump out after delivery. Milk only kicks in 3 to 5 days and during the first few days, there is only colustrum. By the time u need to pump, u r probably at home. Best is let baby latch on to u as often as u can in the hospital.
Post Number: 15
|Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 10:33 pm: ||
Hi Ashleigh, thanks a lot for the advice - appreciated! Think I'll leave the breast pump at home then..
By the way, does this mean that the breast pump must be used immediately after sterilisation? If we're going out with the breast pump, how long can we stay out with the sterilised pump before it's not considered hygenic to use?
Post Number: 148
|Posted on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 1:57 pm: ||
I used to bring my pump to office via a ziplock bag after sterilisation. I think it is fine to hold it in a ziplock bag if you are going out with the breast pump.
Post Number: 11394
|Posted on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 2:54 pm: ||
If you want to bring yr pump to hospital, you can get the nurse to sterilise for you. Or just bring a container which can takes high temp. The nurse will boil hot water and pour into the container.
After sterilised, just keep the assembled pump in an airtight container or ziplock bag till your next use.
Mrs Chua (mrs_chua)
Post Number: 143
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 4:41 pm: ||
I didnt bring my pump along with me to the hospital. I tot I could always rent/borrow it form them.
As it turns out, I didn't have the need for it. For the 3N that I was in the hospital, I only started learning how to breastfeed on the 2nd night.
I didn't feel "full" at all coz like wat Ashleigh said, no much to pump out the first few days too.
Post Number: 62
|Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 5:07 pm: ||
No need to bring pump to hospital. Let baby latch on directly as much as possible to get the milk flow going. The pump is never as good as baby's reflex sucking.
The exception is if e.g. for any reason (touch wood), you are given non-baby safe medication or for any reason you cannot BF immediately, then you may want to pump to (i) get the milk flow stimulated and (ii) get release so that your breasts don't get engorged. But in such circumstance, you can either rent from the hospital or I'm sure your hubby can bring from home for you and the nurses will help sterilise.
Stay happy !
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 12:24 am: ||
Hi mummies, thanks for the all helpful advice!
Ong Hui Li (jane0312)
Post Number: 43
|Posted on Sunday, April 05, 2009 - 8:56 pm: ||
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Post Number: 99
|Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 1:42 pm: ||
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Post Number: 38
|Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 12:15 am: ||
hi bfg mummies..
i have been using the hot bottled water to sterlizer my breastpump aft washing them using a lock & lock container..then "soak" the breastpump till my next use, pour away the water & assemble..
alternative is to use sterlizing tablets..or sterlizing ziplock bags if ur company has a microwave oven..hth...
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 2:59 pm: ||
Remember to be diligent in pumping as it will increase your supply. I started off to have little milk and it was really depressing. But I was persistant and hardwork does pay off.
Antz Apple (antzapple)
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 3:30 pm: ||
Hi Micky00 I couldnt agree more with you. In my first month, I only had 30ml of milk everytime i expressed as my baby does not like to latch--- my milk flow too slow... I diligently express n express every 2-3 hrs even wake up in the mid of the night. Thankfully in my 2nd mth, milk ss went up to about 180 ml per pump...
So yes mummies pls dun give up! This is the best gift for ur babies..
Post Number: 152
|Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 - 5:26 pm: ||
I has a 5 year old cousin, like put his hand on the mouth suck grant, become a habit, how to change her habit?3 year-old children,anorexia and the partial eclipse,how to do ?