pump cleaning - Ameda vs Medela - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 09-04-2014, 05:43 AM - Thread Starter
 
somelady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
pump cleaning - Ameda vs Medela

I have an Ameda pump for at home and a Medela Symphony kit for at work. The Ameda instructions say to sterilize before first use, then just wash in warm soapy water. The Medela ones say to sanitize daily. Does anyone know why the discrepancy? Is Medela just being more careful, or is there some difference in their materials? Or are they just trying to sell sanitizing bags?
somelady is online now  
#2 of 3 Old 09-04-2014, 03:51 PM
 
pokeyac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 3,504
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Ameda is a closed system and Medela is an open system. Perhaps they are trying to avoid contamination. I used my Medela Pump in Style everyday at work and never sanitized the parts after the first time. I just washed them in soapy water.



Married to a wonderful woman since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!

Check out our User Agreement.
pokeyac is online now  
#3 of 3 Old 09-08-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I throw my medela pump parts in the dishwasher daily.
Scythia is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off