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Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6858 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Hikaru Katsu:" my son hasn't been latching on well for the past few days so i've needed to pump. i can use the parts from my old pump on a new pump right? "


If you buy another medela pump (any type), the pieces are interchangeable. I actually had a medela hand pump that i used for pieces with my electric in style.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" If you buy another medela pump (any type), the pieces are interchangeable. I actually had a medela hand pump that i used for pieces with my electric in style. "</blockquote>



This. I had one set of accessories (parts) that I used for both of my pumps. They were both Medela so it worked out fine.

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
22nd Feb '13

thank you for the help everyone :)
i have to wait till i file my taxes before buying a new one. i had to get one through WIC just now, and am already not too fond of it. its a "ameda purely yours". can't really complain though since it still gets the job done and was free.

Mak&Row 18 kids; Portland, Oregon 763 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" yeah mine plugs in. =/ my aunt said shes had it for roughly 8 years so it has had a long life. not sure ... [snip!] ... to just buy a new one. wondering if there is a way to take it apart and fix it, hope this isn't like beating a dead horse lol."</blockquote>



Try taking it to a lactation consultant...it just might need new membranes :)

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18566 posts
23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" 100-150 isn't too bad, i'll have to look into that. any specific pump you'd recommend? i've only tried this one and dont know what other ones work well."</blockquote>




Do you qualify for WIC? I know here, WIC provides you with one!

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting S U Z I E:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" 100-150 isn't too bad, i'll have to look ... [snip!] ... dont know what other ones work well."</blockquote> Do you qualify for WIC? I know here, WIC provides you with one!"


yeah i went and got one from them. not sure if i like it though, but it does work. i randomly tried my medela one again just for shits and giggles and it all the sudden works again. not sure what happened. but when i looked at reviews on the one i got from wic compared to the medela, i guess the one from wic is more sanitary. its impossible for milk to get into the tubes with the way its set up. i guess i just dont like it much because its not built into one bag, its just kinda all over the place. ill probably stick with the one from wic though. i was getting tired of having to buy new tubes often for the medela and wasted money on steam bags and special breast milk soap to clean them.



and if anyone else who has medela and plans on using the steam bag to clean the tubes DONT do it! :( it seemed to make them even worse. the milk didnt come out at all and the tubes became permanently cloudy.