I wanted to share the brilliance of the Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags with our readers. I did not use these when I was pumping in my nursing days but I wish I had. Once you have been a pumper, you know how exhausting the process is. Not only are you pumping but when the process if over, you have to store the milk in the appropriate containers and then laboriously clean all the breast pump parts.
The Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags “Disinfect your breast pump breast shields, accessories, breast milk bottles, nipples, pacifiers and more in about 3 minutes.” These handy bags eliminate 99.9% of harmful bacteria and germs just by steam. The bags are simple to use, place your rinsed items in the bag, add 2 oz of water, seal the bag and microwave for about 3 minutes (time really varies based on your microwave power). When done, open the bag with caution because steam burns! Each bag can be used up to 20 times and on the exterior you can track how many times you use the bag. Five bags are $9 which means you can get 100 uses out of the pack. The bags are also fantastic for travel (when you have a microwave available), especially if you don’t have all your sponges and cleaning supplies. The Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags are an amazing time saver for busy, exhausted moms!