Question about pump

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Registered: 08-11-2004
Question about pump
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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 6:29pm

Hello. I wasn't sure where to put my question, I hope this is an ok place. I have an Ameda Purely Yours that I bought and used when my son was a baby. I'm not pregnant again and planning to do some pumping, but I'm not sure what I need to check on my pump before I start using it again. It's been in my mom's attic for about 5 years, in the carry tote, inside the original box. I haven't seen it yet, my mom just told me the other day she had found it after we looked a couple weeks ago.

So, my question is - what should I check for? Is there a way to make sure it is clean and sterlie? It was a fairly expensive pump, so I'd hate to have to replace it. Thanks in advance for your time.

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 5:31pm

From what I have heard is that any place that rents pumps should be able to check them for the suction. You should call your LC, or the hospital, and see if they can check it for you, or let you know were to have it checked.

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Registered: 08-11-2004
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 5:37pm

Excellent, thanks so much!

I also just realized that my OP says "I'm not pregnant"...it should say I'm NOW pregnant, lol.

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 9:26pm
I also have the same pump. The actual pump is definitely safe to use again since it doesn't come in contact with the milk. Since it's been a few years, you may want to get a new set of membranes and tubing because if those are in bad shape, the efficiency of the pump will suffer. if you're worried about sanitation, you can also get a new set of flanges and jars. The good news is that all this is way cheaper than the actual pump so you should be able to get them without much of a problem :)
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Registered: 08-11-2004
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 9:32pm

That is great news! Thanks so much!

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