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camomof5 12-06-2006 01:19 AM

Used pumps
Can you use a used one? I know some you cant because of the design with filters and such milk come into contact with, I notice this just dumps the milk right into a bottle so if everything is boiled it should be ok right?

Ooey 12-06-2006 01:25 AM

Re: Used pumps
I think it's fine and I would/have done it. Some people don't though because it freaks them out. And I know what your talking about, there is a certain kind of pump that your not suppose to reuse because it doesn't have a closed system, I think its the medela pis.

TwinKristi 12-06-2006 01:30 AM

Re: Used pumps
You can transfer milk accidentally through the tubing which would get into the motor, but only in small amounts if at all. I have purchased and sold several pumps both used and with new parts.
I personally would only buy a used pump like a Double Select, Pump In Style, etc with a seperate motor housing. Then you can replace the tubing and cones with new sterile ones and you don't really have to worry about it.

MamaMel 12-06-2006 06:28 AM

Re: Used pumps
i wouldnnt buy a used on unless it had a closed system. and only if i knew the person.

Ameda purely yours and lansinoh are closed system and they are great pumps right up there w/ the PIS

FancifulFanny 12-06-2006 06:48 AM

Re: Used pumps
They suggest buying new cones and tubing but it should be fine for the pump you're talking about.
I would probably replace at least my own tubing if we have another child just because they've been sitting. They (the tubing) do collect condensation when working so I would think it would be best to start with new regardless of who used it before.
I would def use a used one though. I was going to use my friend's that she was done with but my insurance covered a pump that we picked up from the hosp when ds was born so we went with that one and she sold hers.

mommy21princess 12-06-2006 10:41 AM

Re: Used pumps
I would/have also used a used PIS. I don't see how it can hurt, especially if you sanitize all the parts or buy new ones. I don't get too freaked out about things like that though. I feel like it just a way for Medula to sell more of them. LOL

bundeleh 12-06-2006 10:56 AM

Re: Used pumps
I bought a used Pump in Style and the lactation specialist at the hosp. where I give birth was able to provide the stuff (new tubing, etc.) at very low cost. She was all for a used pump.

duramolly 12-06-2006 02:25 PM

Re: Used pumps
I bought a purely yours used, and did not replace any of the parts, I just sterlized them. They do sell a hygenic kit though, that has all the replacement parts for anything that touches milk.

Leininger27 12-06-2006 02:40 PM

Re: Used pumps
I have a Playtex embrace that is a closed pump! I could be presuaded to sell for the right price! Nothing wrong with it at all! I love the pump, but ds won't take a bottle if his life depended on it! LOL

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