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Pumping in the field...

So im in the national guard and this coming Friday i will leave for drill until sunday. We will be in the field pretty much all weekend. Ive been told i can put my pumped milk in a cooler and then at some point itll be brought to a fridge? My question is, what should i do about cleaning pump parts? I wont have electricity or running water and will have to pump several times a day. Not sure if i will be the one going to the fridge-doubtful itll be me.

  • 2Boys&aDog
    Oct 31

    There are special waterless pump part wipes. Medela is one brand I know for sure. Amazon, or Target if you don’t have time for them to be shipped. Thank you for your service!

  • Jordyn
    Oct 31

    I'd never heard of that! Thank you very much took a lot of stress off me

  • 2Boys&aDog
    Oct 31

    You’re welcome, I’ve used both the wipes and the spray. So you have two methods to choose from. Though you don’t have to use them at the same time, just whatever you think would be easiest for you. Good luck!

  • Jennifer
    Nov 02

    The military has to provide you with clean water and electricity to pump and they have to have some where private for you to pump

  • Jordyn
    Nov 03

    Everyone has a personal tent. As for the water, we have potable water it's just not hot water so I was doubting it's effectiveness in being able to kill any germs or anything. And my pump takes batteries. I got it for exactly that reason

  • B
    Nov 03

    Get the waterless wipes. And get the coldest ice packs you can!