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Hi, I am a member of Feb DDC and I am going to try to BF/pump for this baby. I was wondering should I buy a used pump (ebay)? Are they easy to sterilize? Should I buy replacement parts? I was going to rent one from the hospital to start with....that's the same as used one I guess I just assume they sterilize it really well???
the one I"m looking at is a Medela double electric pump.
I personally would not buy a used pump off of ebay. The milk backs into the tubes into the motors, and can contaminate your milk as well. Hospital pumps are steralized very very well, and I believe they are taken apart to be clean. My childs safety and well being is worth more than saving a few bucks on a pump. There are too many things that can be contracted from bodily fluids, and babies immune systems arent fully developed to protect them yet. If you DO buy a used pump off of ebay, please please buy all new replacement parts, and make sure as much as possible that the milk doesnt back up into the tubing and the motor.