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August 13th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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I found a Medela In Style Advanced pump for $50 on Craigslist, never used. It was manufactured in June of 2011. I am not currently pregnant, but we are TTC. Is there an age limit on pumps? Knowing what you know now, would you buy this?

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August 13th, 2012, 08:50 AM
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No there isn't an age limit, but go in knowing you wont have a warranty or anything and if it isn't sealed in the box still, it should be treated as used.
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August 13th, 2012, 12:12 PM
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I have a Bailey pump (not as common as a Medela-or any others, for that matter!) that Ive had since my oldest was tiny. He's almost eleven now and it still works great. I work full time and would pump 2-3 times a day, and it still works great. I've had to replace the flange seals, which you are obviously supposed to do anyway, but I'm super pleased with the $150 I spent on it that long ago.

My point is-I don't think there is a shelf life to pumps. If it was made in 2011, that's still new to me. I'd get a Medela if I had a chance-I used it in the hospital during two of my babies' NICU stays. Like the previous post mentioned, there may not be a warranty, but that's standard for most things you can get on Craig's and the like.
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August 13th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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my friend bought a used Medela PIS when her first was born (6 years ago!) and used it for three kids pumping until they were 1 yo at work! I bought a used one, never used, but someone did own it, $50, worked great.
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