How to Take Care of Your BeauGen Breast Pump Cushions
Proper Care Instructions from BeauGen
We’re so happy that you’ve found and fallen in love with your BeauGen Breast Pump Cushions. Now we want to make sure that you get the most out of each pair of cushions. In this post, we’ll provide helpful instructions for washing your cushions and when to consider replacing them.
You can read the post or follow along with the instructions from our Founder and CEO, Tu-Hien Le in the video below.
Get the most out of each pair of BeauGen Breast Pump Cushions with proper care tips in this video from BeauGen founder and CEO.
How to Care for Your Cushions
Caring for your BeauGen Breast Pump Cushions is as easy as using the cushions themselves. Gently remove your cushion from your pump, and hand wash the cushions with warm soapy water. Use a gentle soap that won’t break down the soft stretchy material of the cushion.
Air dry your cushions by setting them on the counter in their cone shape. This will help maintain their shape for your next pumping session.
We recommend that you do not sterilize your cushions. Due to their soft and stretchy nature, the harsh heat and cleansers used in sterilization will cause the material of the cushions to break down at a much faster rate. This means that you will be able to pump with them for a shorter period of time and need to replace them at a much faster rate.
For these same reasons, we also do not recommend soaking or washing them in hot water or putting the cushions in your dishwasher.
When to Care for Them
The general rule for when to care for your breast pump cushions is whenever you’re already cleaning your breast pump flanges. Some moms find that storing their pump parts in the fridge in between pumping sessions help them go longer in between cleaning everything. Your breast pump cushions can be included in this storage. Storing these parts in a sealed bag in the refrigerator can help get you through the day without cleaning everything after each pumping session, which is beneficial for busy moms.