Used breast pumps? Advice please

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Used breast pumps? Advice please
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Sat, 06-18-2011 - 3:56pm

I have a friend who has offered me a breast pump.

Mandy


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Registered: 04-26-2011
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 4:15pm

I'd be willing if it were my friends and I trusted them well enough about diseases.

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Registered: 12-19-2007
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 4:49pm
Would there be any chance the dried milk in the motor could make it's way back out to the bottle? If not, and it's just a very little bit I would think it's fine. I bought an unused, new in box, medela pump for my SIL as a baby shower gift (with other people putting in money of course) for $200. I got it on e-bay. I think it was just an unused, older model.
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Sat, 06-18-2011 - 6:29pm

julie0806 wrote:
Would there be any chance the dried milk in the motor could make it's way back out to the bottle?

I don't think the milk would make it's way out, but if microorganisms (mold spores, bacteria, etc), got in there I think they could make their way out, based on how I've seen water and stuff move

Me () -- 34 DH -- 37 Conceived DS naturally after almost 2 years TTC and one loss. Currently have been TTC #2 after 2 more years and two more losses. Recently found polyp in uterus. Scheduled for hysteroscopy and removal 6/2011..... Instead surprise
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Sat, 06-18-2011 - 9:31pm
Personally, I'm such a paranoid mess when it comes to the baby and health that I bought a new one before Landon was born. It's still new in the box so I will use that one. My cousin offered me hers (she didn't use it very much, switched to formula) but I just couldn't.


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Sun, 06-19-2011 - 8:44am

The person who is offering it to me is super health concious and very organic.

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Sun, 06-19-2011 - 11:37am
Do you qualify for WIC? I've heard that WIC offers will give a pump for breast feeding mamas... I don't know if it's true or not, but worth checking in to!


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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 8:24am

I do not qualify for WIC.

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 6:00pm

So, as a new mom, this is what I have recently learned/been told.

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Registered: 08-11-2009
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 6:23pm

I wouldn't have a problem using a used breast pump if I knew the previous owner and replaced the tubing and breastshields, of course. I have a Medela that MIL gave us for Christmas before DD#2 was born, and I don't know how I could have lived without it. But if it doesn't work for some reason, I will consider getting one used because I can't afford another one right now. Other than the tubes and shields, it really is just a motor. But the Medela is a really good motor and I managed to work and pump with it for a year.

I am just not bothered by that type of thing. With 2 DDs, we get a lot of our stuff gently used or on consignment. There are plenty of people who buy expensive equipment and then never use it. I'm hoping to get a gently used baby food maker this time around :)

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 6:28pm

Oh, I also meant to say that what to buy depends a lot on how much you will be using it. If you will be going back to work at 6 weeks and pumping until 12 months, you need a Medela or comparable pump. If you will be a SAHM and pumping only occasionally, a much cheaper model will suffice. I will say, for the record, that if you are a working mom, the Medela pays for itself in less than 2 months when compared with the cost of formula, and that includes the cost of bottles and the sterilizing equipment.