Cleaning & Housekeeping: Ameda

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Cleaning a Breast Pump

Hello smart mommas. I am hoping that you either know of a product out there that I don't know about, or have more creativity than I do. You know in the breast pumps how there is that tiny chamber that separates the air flow from the milk flow? You know how milk can sometimes build up in there and get gnarly? Anyone have any tricks to clean that? It is too tiny for a bottle brush, and q-tips aren't strong enough and can't get in the crevice. it is really grossing me out, and I really want to get rid of it. Soaking might make it softer...


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Cleaning Wipes for Breast/nipple and for Medela Pump Parts and Storage Bags

Hi, I'm stocking up for breastfeeding supplies and wanted to know... Do I have to use the cleansing pads specifically sold to clean your breast before breastfeeding or can I use baby wipes or other natural wipes instead? What about cleaning the Medela breast pump parts? They sell a specific wipe just for that too. Can I use something else? Does anyone have a recommendation for something I can use for all of these purposes? Lastly, I'm looking for recommendations on breast storage bags. I heard about Gerber, Lansinoh and Medela...