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Old 06-19-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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I feel like my pump isn't working as efficiently anymore. I have a Medela PISA. What parts should I replace to get a better more efficient pumping session?

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Old 06-19-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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I haven't used mine in 3 1/2 years (will be 4 when baby is born in Nov), so I took it to the LC I used with DS, they hooked up a gauge to it (both sides) and verified that the psi was correct (actually a little above normal, which was fine) and I am good! So I say, take it to a Lactation Consultant's office, ask pediatrician if they can help too, some offices have LC's and they would have the tool needed...HTH
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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I would also call Medela or a lactation consultant. I love mine but had to replace the cord on it after only having it for about 2 months! So frustrating!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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Typically the little white membranes need replacing every few months, they no longer seal so effectively. Fortunately they're a cheap replacement.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:09 PM   #5
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The membranes for sure and I would check your tubing too.
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