When you’re a new mom, you have to make a lot of decisions about how to care for your little one. One of the most important is figuring out how to store and feed your baby milk. If you are breastfeeding and pumping you may wonder if breast milk bags are reusable. Keep reading to learn the answer.
If you are a breastfeeding mom who also pumps then you will want to make sure you have all the supplies on hand to do so properly. After choosing a breast pump you are going to want to make sure you secure breast milk bags to collect your breast milk in.
There are so many options available and different brands to choose from. But are they reusable?
Are breastmilk bags reusable?
Breast milk bags are not meant to be used more than once.
Out of the box they come pre-sterilized in order to collect your breast milk safely. After use they are no longer sterile and should be thrown away.
It might be tempting to wash out and reuse them but from a strictly health perspective please just throw them away after use as it can cause cross contamination.
However, there are some reusable milk bags that are made of silicone that are made to be used more than once. Just make sure you purchase those specific bags and read the instructions carefully to ensure you are using them as intended.