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Thread: Medela's "Personal Double Pump"

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    Default Medela's "Personal Double Pump"

    Anyone have experience w/ this pump? It has since been discontinued. A friend of mine has it, and is having output issues. From talking w/ her, it sounds as though her supply is good. I've already told her all the generic output increasing tips, just wanted to see if anyone knew anything about this specific pump.

    TIA!
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Default Re: Medela's "Personal Double Pump"

    for how long has it been discontinued? Maybe the motor is burned out? She can call Medela but why not just buy a new one?
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
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    Default Re: Medela's "Personal Double Pump"

    It's a pump that her SIL got from WIC but never used. From what I've read on the webs, it is/was made specifically for distribution by medical supply companies.

    It has two dials on it: min-max and 1-5. I'm thinking the min/max is the amount of suction, and the 1-5 is the speed of suction? I'm trying to figure out how to mimic the let-down/expression phases you can do on the PISA/FS w/ just pushing a button.

    I kind of want to tell her just to buy a new one, but was going to ask around here first.
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Default Re: Medela's "Personal Double Pump"

    That sort of sounds like the set up of a Lansinoh/APY.

    How I use that pump is that I adjust the suction one -- which is probably the min/max one -- to a point that's comfortable, and then I turn the speed of the suction up to mimic the fast sucking of stimulation. Once the milk is going, I turn the speed down a bit and slowly inch up the suction.

    If the pump had no use before, it's probably OK, just needs to be fooled with.
    Susan
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