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    Default Replacing pump parts?

    I was wondering how often you're suppose to replace your Medela pump parts if you pump daily?

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    Default Re: Replacing pump parts?

    I switched mine out every couple of weeks, but I was pumping 6-8 times a day. If you are the typical working mom, you might find its Ok to change them every month.
    Susan
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    Default Re: Replacing pump parts?

    Confession: I pumped for probably 8-9 months in total, 2 to 3 times a day (went back to work at 6 weeks but had 2 months off during the summer) and I replaced my membranes once. Nothing else got replaced except for the valve that got misplaced.
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    Default Re: Replacing pump parts?

    I replace my membranes every 2-3 months but I rotate 2 sets so if I had 1 I would do every 4-6 weeks. I do notice a difference when I change them, plus they are rather inexpensive so it is worth it to me.
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    Default Re: Replacing pump parts?

    The only thing I've replaced so far is membranes - what else are you supposed to replace regularly? Seriously, I am *that* clueless, haha

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    Default Re: Replacing pump parts?

    Membranes.

    If your valves are worn, those.

    And it depends...some brands have parts that last and last. My Limerick only seems to need a filter change if milk gets in it. No membranes, etc, to change.
    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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    Default Re: Replacing pump parts?

    thanks, I will try changing my membranes too

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