Hi girls, am sure this is a very stupid question but here goes anyway! I am breastfeeding but would like to pump and give his nibs a bottle of breast milk every so often! Baby is 3 weeks old so broke out the pump and steriliser yesterday! All went well but it's a steam steriliser (tommy tipee) and when everything was sterilised the bottles and bits from the pump were full of condensation! Am I supposed to just ignore the condensation and just proceed to pump and put milk in the bottles regardless or am I supposed to dry everything first ? If so how, as this would presumably render everything no longer sterile?
Am confused!!! Thanks to clarify for this clueless first time mama!!
Don't get too hung up on sterilising! Just shake off the condensation. I remember being afraid to touch bottles that came from steriliser but as long as your hands are clean that's fine
there was another thread about this recently enough , about sterilising and cleaning pumps etc for expressing with good info and links to guidelines on it
I wouldn't worry. They always have that condensation from the steriliser! It's completely sterile. I pumped once a day for four months with both of them, v handy to get a break!!
Like others have said, just shake it off. I had a manual pump so if I was going to pump in the morning & again in the evening I just put the whole pump into a large ziplock bag and all into the fridge. Saved me sterilising everything again.