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    Default Some advice re: Borrowing Breast Pump & Steam Steriliser?

    Hi all,

    We are expecting in March and a friend has offered to lend us:
    - Hospital-grade breast pump, &:
    - Steam Steriliser.

    I'm in charge of doing the research while better half is in charge of growing the baby.

    I understand the issues with the breast pump (we are going to buy new tubes and shields), however, am wondering if there are any issues borrowing a steam steriliser?

    Thanks for any tips.
    Adam

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    I hope not.. We did and also hired a steam steriliser while overseas with no issue.
    Steam kills it all but we did do thorough cleans or it in hot soapy water too

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    Not that I can think of but I would recommend using demineralised water if possible - it means you will get far less calcium-type build up. If your wife is breastfeeding though then I would expect you wouldn't use it that much.

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    I would check the breast pump to see if it is an open or closed system (Google will help). If it is open I would be wary about using it because of the risk of mould inside the pump.

    If it's closed I wouldn't even be panicked about new shields, just give everything a good wash and sterilise it. The steriliser I would be fine to use.

    I have bought both secondhand closed pumps and sterilisers in the past.

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    Thank you for all of the replies. They were a great help - we've decided to borrow the lot and sterilise everything (except the shields and tubes for the breast pump). I will check if its a closed system, first (I assume it is - she said it was 'hospital grade').

    Thank again. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lobsterfish View Post
    Thank you for all of the replies. They were a great help - we've decided to borrow the lot and sterilise everything (except the shields and tubes for the breast pump). I will check if its a closed system, first (I assume it is - she said it was 'hospital grade').

    Thank again. :-)
    Yes would recommend you still check as not all hospital grade pumps are closed systems.

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