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Bridge™ Cleaning Instructions

We recommend cleaning the Bridge™ before use

  • Supplies Needed:
  • Mild Dish Soap
  • Clean Dish Cloth
  • Clean Sink or Bowl
  • Drinking Quality Water
  • Clean Towel
  • Parts to wash:
  • Bridge™
  • Extension Set
  • Syringe and plunger
  • Caution:
  • Only use drinking-quality tap or bottled water for cleaning.
  • Separate and wash all parts that come in contact with the breast, breastmilk, or supplement immediately after use to avoid dry up of milk residues and to prevent growth of bacteria.
  • Follow these cleaning instructions unless advised otherwise by your Healthcare Professional.

Step 1.
Rinse all separated parts that came in contact with breast, breastmilk or supplement under running water in order to remove breast milk residue.

Step 2.
Soak all separate parts in warm soapy water for 5 minutes.

Step 3.
Fill syringe with warm soapy water and reconnect to bridgeTM or extension tubing (if used). Flush tubing several times.

Step 4.
Fill syringe with clean water and reconnect to bridge or extension tubing (if used). Flush tubing several times.

Step 5.
Fill syringe with air and reconnect to bridgeTM or extension tubing (if used). Force air through tubing several times to remove water droplets.

Step 6.
Wash and rinse remaining parts using warm water and soap.

Step 7.
Place all parts on a clean, dry surface and allow to air dry. Store dry parts in plastic bag/container when not in use.

  • Notes:
  • Take care not to damage BridgeTM parts during cleaning.
  • Store dry bridge parts in a clean bag or container until next use.
  • Wash bridge parts after each use.
  • Sanitize bridge parts once daily.

Sanitizing the Bridge™

  • Notes:
  • Sanitize once daily

Step 1.
Rinse all separated parts that came in contact with breast, breastmilk or supplement under running water in order to remove breast milk residue.

Step 2.
Separate all parts that come in contact with your breast, breastmilk or supplement. Be sure to separate syringe plunger.

Step 3.
Fill a pot with 8 - 9 cups of drinking quality water and bring water to a boil.

Step 4.
Turn off heat source and let boiling water cool for 2 ½ minutes.

Step 5.
Place the BridgeTM and all components into the water for 10 minutes (Parts need to be kept below 94 degrees C).

Step 6.
Allow water to cool in open pot and gently remove parts from water with tongs.

Step 7.
Place parts on a clean surface and/or towel. Allow all parts to air dry. Store dry parts when not in use in a clean bag/container. Do NOT store wet or damp parts.