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Cast Your Vote:

    • Gross!! Buy a new one. -- Votes: 0
    • Just replace certain parts & use it. -- Votes: 14
Using my old breast pump Bethyboo wants a VBAC! Due July 6; 18 kids; Mississippi 1194 posts
14th Jan '13

I have the medela advanced double personal breast pump. I used it for 3 months in 2010. I took very good care of it. I wanted to know if it would be okay to replace the tubing & wash the bottles & shields in the dishwasher or do I just need to buy a new pump all together? If I do keep it, what else should I replace?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
14th Jan '13

I don't see an issue with it. It's not like there's milk in the mechanisms. I'd re-use mine, but mine sucks. I'm hoping to get a Medela this time.

Bethyboo wants a VBAC! Due July 6; 18 kids; Mississippi 1194 posts
14th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" I don't see an issue with it. It's not like there's milk in the mechanisms. I'd re-use mine, but mine sucks. I'm hoping to get a Medela this time."</blockquote>




I hope your able to get one. I used 2 others and they sucked (no pun intended lol)

Bunny Belly Due August 3; 1 child; Spring Hill, Florida 1234 posts
14th Jan '13

The pump itself doesn't touch milk. I used my mom's (yes, I know, super weird) but she bought me new EVERYTHING for it beforehand.



I'm pretty sure it's still cheaper than getting a whole new one :P

Dr. Elliot Reid 1 child; New Zealand 8764 posts
14th Jan '13

Yeah I dont see why not, it's not like it was someone else using it.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Bunny Belly:" The pump itself doesn't touch milk. I used my mom's (yes, I know, super weird) but she bought me new EVERYTHING for it beforehand. I'm pretty sure it's still cheaper than getting a whole new one :P"


I did this, too. It was only a single pump, though, so I ended up buying a double.

LMW8605 Due May 28; 2 kids; Alabama 13 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" I don't see an issue with it. It's not like there's milk in the mechanisms. I'd re-use mine, but mine sucks. I'm hoping to get a Medela this time."</blockquote>




Just sanitize it really good and definitely reuse it