Woo! Sparkly new parts for you to enjoy the benefits of, whether that be increased comfort, optimal pump performance, safer milk for your little one or less time on the pump!

Here we'll take you through how to look after your new parts as well as how to dispose of your old parts responsibly.

Protecting your new parts

How do I make sure I'm cleaning my breast pump parts safely?

With much of the damage to breast pump parts accumulating at the cleaning stage, it can be helpful to double-check that you're following the recommendations on your new part's packaging for cleaning.

As a general rule, when cleaning any plastic (PP or PPSU) and silicone items:

  • use a separate washtub instead of the sink
  • use a dishwashing liquid free of bleach, essential oils and/or fragrances
  • air dry on a rack only used for your pump parts
  • avoid exposure to direct UV light and do not use UV sterilisers
  • store in an airtight container when not in use, and only once completely dry
  • use non-abrasive cleaning brushes, ie ones with silicone bristles that can also be separated and sterilised

NOTE: Parts like our breast milk storage bag adaptors that have a stainless steel spring in them are not microwave safe, so sterilise in boiling water instead.

A breakdown showing how of each our parts can be recycled or disposed of responsibly

What to do with worn parts

How can I recycle old or worn parts?

We're so happy to talk about recycling options and keep our breast pump parts out of landfill.

Your local council kerbside recycling can be used for all PP plastic parts.

Kerbside recycling cannot be used for silicone or certain plastics like the PPSU used in Youha bottles. However, you can mail us your well-cleaned silicone parts and PPSU bottles for Youha Australia to recycle with Terracycle via their Zero Waste Box solution. This will allow you to bypass landfill and turn your used pump parts into recycled products such as flooring tiles, playground or field covers, and athletic tracks.

Your pump chargers and motors are classified as e-waste and require thoughtful disposal. Your local council can let you know where they can accept e-waste.

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