In one sense, using a breast pump is incredibly convenient. But in another more apparent sense, it can be a total stressor. Between pumping, cleaning, storing your pump, being a pumping-mom adds a few extra steps to your feeding routine that breastfeeding doesn't. Not to mention the warming of the bottle of feeidng of the baby. That being said, pumping doesn't have to be that complicated, especially when you're armed with a few tricks up your sleeve. There are some pump cleaning tips no one will teach you that you'll definitely want to know if you're hoping to streamline your pumping routine and save as much time as possible.
Whether you err on the side of over-cleanliness or tend towards procrastination and messiness, no one wants to spend hours (or even an extra 20 minutes) cleaning their breast pump. Each pump is made up of approximately 2,000 pieces (not really, but it sure feels that way when you're taking it apart to clean,) and the pressure to clean your pump the right way can be a lot to handle. But no one needs one more thing on their to-do list, so streamlining the process as much as possible will make sure that your pumping routine is as enjoyable and stress free as possible, right down to the washing of the pump.