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Thread: Can I reuse my pump/parts/bottles for 2nd child?

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    Default Can I reuse my pump/parts/bottles for 2nd child?

    I have a PISA, and I'm wondering if it's ok to save the pump, kit, storage bottles and DS' bottles for when we have a second child. If it's okay to reuse the pump/parts/bottles, does anyone have any ideas how to store this stuff (including the pump) until I need it again?

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    Default Re: Can I reuse my pump/parts/bottles for 2nd child?

    Yes, you can reuse them. Just be sure to store them clean and dry!
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    Default Re: Can I reuse my pump/parts/bottles for 2nd child?

    Yep. I did. I got mine out after 4 years and it works perfectly. I just sterilized everything again before using it, since it had been stored for so long.

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    Default Re: Can I reuse my pump/parts/bottles for 2nd child?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarcone View Post
    Yep. I did. I got mine out after 4 years and it works perfectly. I just sterilized everything again before using it, since it had been stored for so long.
    I did the same but it was 6yrs.

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    Default Re: Can I reuse my pump/parts/bottles for 2nd child?

    I did the same (but my pump didn't get so much rest!)

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    Default Re: Can I reuse my pump/parts/bottles for 2nd child?

    Same here. In fact, I had an older PIS from my SIL, so I treated myself to a "new" PISA. I use the PISA at work and the old PIS at home. I sterilized all parts and used them for dd2. I even used dd1's bottles for dd2 as well.

    Amy

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    Default Re: Can I reuse my pump/parts/bottles for 2nd child?

    I agree, they can be reused. However, if the pump parts look "cloudy" or cracked, it might be a good time to replace them. You wouldn't have to buy a whole new pump.
    The same goes for bottles. My understanding is that you need to replace the old nipples, though.

    Molly

    Loving mama to JP (DS, 1/03 ~ nursed 6 mos), EL (DD1, 9/05 ~ nursed 4 yrs), EJ (DD2, 3/08 ~ nursed 3 yrs 9 mos), and
    JM (DD3, 6/12 ~ currently nursing), all born naturally
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