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    Default Re: Why to NOT Buy a Used Pump

    I did, but I pumped more ounces of milk in the first month working part time with DD than I did the whole time working full time with DS (long story ) If my pump had been used much with the first child I wouldn't have. As well as the mold issue you also have to deal with a motor that has had more use than recommended (and the suction can be terrible)
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    I'm reusing my pump with my second child... I haven't seen any issues.
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    Default Re: Why to NOT Buy a Used Pump

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy2lilah View Post
    I'm reusing my pump with my second child... I haven't seen any issues.
    I am too. I'm not worried about mold, just that the motor holds out for 6 more months
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    Wow! Thanks for this post and thread @aprilsmagic!

    I guess I'll have to buy a used pump for work or rock my PISA tote to work and back =D

    ETA: I meant new pump for work.
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    Default Re: Why to NOT Buy a Used Pump

    I would reuse and have reused for a subsequent child. After all, they have been exposed to the same germs, more or less. But...the mold issue
    Susan
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    My sister and I share a pump, but we would also share milk if we needed to so I guess that's a moot point. I wouldn't buy a used pump from someone I don't know, but I have no problem using my sister's pump. I'm just hoping the motor holds out for another couple kids... is that likely??

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    Default Re: Why to NOT Buy a Used Pump

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mskalinin View Post
    My sister and I share a pump, but we would also share milk if we needed to so I guess that's a moot point. I wouldn't buy a used pump from someone I don't know, but I have no problem using my sister's pump. I'm just hoping the motor holds out for another couple kids... is that likely??
    Depends on how much use it gets. 400 hours is about a professional grade pump's lifespan.
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    Default Re: Why to NOT Buy a Used Pump

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    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
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    Default Re: Why to NOT Buy a Used Pump

    I wouldn't buy a used pump. But I think that's different than using one that you got for free....

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    So, a free pump won't have mold in it?

    ETA: I called Medela. The told me flat out to NOT reuse or give one of their pumps from someone else. The Freestyle is an OPEN system as well. They told me to toss my PISA and Freesyle when done. Granted, I wore them out over all these kids and with EPing (although I use a professional grade once a day, preferring a hospital grade). But I'm irked you can't send them to be reconditioned and given to someone who needs one
    Last edited by @llli*aprilsmagic; December 5th, 2011 at 12:57 PM.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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