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Old 12-06-2006, 12:19 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-06-2006, 12:25 AM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:48 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:41 AM   #6
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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
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:56 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:25 PM   #8
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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.
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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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