Getting a Good Seal with Pump Parts

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Registered: 02-25-2008
Getting a Good Seal with Pump Parts
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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 1:21pm

Grrr, I have the Medela Freestyle, and it seems like the first pump of the day, when I reassemble the parts that attach to the horns, i can't get a tight seal!


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Registered: 02-19-2008
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 7:24pm

Hi there,

I notice that listening for the "click" sound on the part is always helpful. Whenever there has been air leaking it is because the parts aren't put in place all the way. I hope that was helpful and not more confusing!!!

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Registered: 08-02-2006
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 11:07pm

I had a PIS and never had trouble w/ the parts themselves.

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Registered: 08-09-2004
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 9:39am

Like Lucia said making sure you hear the click is critical to ensure you've got a good seal with the freestyle - another thing make sure the horns are pushed all the way in. I did have one set of freestyle connectors that never really gave me a good seal - I put those in a bag and don't use them - I got several pump parts that I rotate through on a daily basis when pumping... One thing I'll do when pumping with the freestyle (I also have a PISA & used Classic @ work last time around) is I'll click the backs on & off until suction engages properly.

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Registered: 02-25-2008
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 12:36pm

Thanks to everyone for your responses!


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