Breastfeeding moms often have a love/hate relationship with their breast pumps. While it's amazing to be able to pump and provide feedings for your baby when you have to be apart, the process of pumping can be both messy and uncomfortable. On top of that, it also entails a decent amount of cleaning and organizing. If you're pumping at work, you also have to worry about packing and storage. Luckily, there are a few pumping hygiene tips that can make the whole process a bit easier.
As a mom who pumped exclusively for almost a full year, I can say without a doubt that the clean up was always the worst part. In the beginning it seemed I always had a sink full of things to clean, whether it was bottles to scrub or pump parts to wash and dry. I was doing those things every couple of hours at first, before I realized that I was doing way more work than I needed to be. Luckily, I stumbled upon some tips that made my life so much easier without sacrificing cleanliness or hygiene.
Here are nine tips that will make pumping less of a chore, while also keeping your milk safe.