Is it OK to use second hand Medela breast pump?

Closed system pumps have a barrier between the milk collection unit and the pumping parts. This means that they are considered safe for multiple users from a contamination point of view and many women simply purchase the new closed system parts if they have bought a second-hand unit.

Is it OK to use second hand Medela breast pump?

Closed system pumps have a barrier between the milk collection unit and the pumping parts. This means that they are considered safe for multiple users from a contamination point of view and many women simply purchase the new closed system parts if they have bought a second-hand unit.

Can you use second hand electric breast pump?

Thanks. Medela double/single electric pumps aren’t safe to buy second hand as they don’t have a closed pump. Open pump systems could aspirate milk into the pump motor and that is uncleanable. Mould has been found growing in used pumps and the spores produced could then contaminate freshly pumped milk.

Can you reuse Medela Swing pump?

You can reuse any hard plastic breast pump accessory for a second child, such as breastshields and bottles. Just make sure they’ve been cleaned thoroughly. Inspect them for cracks, warping and buildup of milk residue – and replace as necessary.

Can I sell second hand breast pump?

There are no clear guidelines (as far as we’ve been able to find) that state it is illegal to sell second hand breast pumps.

Can Medela Swing be used as a double?

Medela have introduced a specially designed “Swing Maxi” double pump. The motor on this pump is much more powerful compared to the single model, and this particular pump can cope with double or single pumping.

Can I reuse my breast pump for second baby?

Most insurance plans will cover one breast pump in conjunction with each new pregnancy. If you kept your breast pump clean and sanitized, safely stored it, and bought new breast pump parts, you could reuse the old breast pump.

Why should you not use a second hand breast pump?

Breast pumps that are reused by different mothers can carry infectious particles, which can make you or your baby sick. Buying a used breast pump or sharing a breast pump may be a violation of the manufacturer’s warranty and you may not be able to get help from the manufacturer if you have a problem with the pump.

Do I need to wash pump parts after every use?

All breast pump parts that come in contact with breast milk, such as bottles, valves and breast shields, should be cleaned after each use. It is not possible to completely sterilize breast pump parts at home, even if you boil them. However, sterilization is not necessary to keep these parts safe and sanitary.

How long does a Medela breast pump last?

According to Blisstree, most breast pumps have a one-year warranty, although that doesn’t mean they won’t last longer than that. According to several forums, moms claim their electric pumps last anywhere from seven months to several years, depending on how heavily you use it and how well you care for it.

What can you do with a second hand breast pump?

If you are done with your pump forever, selling your used breast pump – or donating it – may be an option. However, used pumps should only be reused by another individual when they are a closed system pump. If you have an open system pump, you should not sell or donate your used breast pump.

Is Medela Swing a closed system?

Medela is the only well-known brand that still carries an open system pump. The Medela Pump In Style Advanced has been trusted by millions of mothers for many years. The fact that this pump is an open system does not stop most moms from choosing it!