Replace valve and membrane?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-08-2012
Replace valve and membrane?
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Fri, 07-20-2012 - 10:06pm
Can anyone tell me if I need to replace the valve and membrane every few months or just the membranes? I have been EPing for 4 months and replaced all the membranes at about 3 months. I've recently noticed a reduction in suction on both of my pumps and I am wondering if it is the valve? Does anyone know?
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2010
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 5:56pm

i have a medela pisa. i replace the white membranes about every 3 weeks...they wear down pretty quickly. i never boil or micro sanitize them either as i have heard that wears them out faster. ive only replaced the valve once bc it was cracked.