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Yay or nay to second hand breast pumps?

(6 Posts)
SexLubeAndAFishSlice Wed 07-Feb-18 12:48:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

gigi556 Wed 07-Feb-18 12:50:08

I don't really see how it's a risk since everything gets sterilized... maybe someone can enlighten me?!

FissionChips Wed 07-Feb-18 12:50:23

Buy a second hand one then buy new flanges and tubes for it. Simple.

eeanne Wed 07-Feb-18 12:55:09

Absolutely fine to buy a second hand machine. You can buy all brand new accessories for the parts that touch milk and your body. However if you want to be extra extra careful buy one that’s described as a “closed system.”

HIV doesn’t live on dry plastic or metal and can’t survive soap and sterilization so the only way it would get transferred is if you used a pump immediately after an HIV positive woman and didn’t change any of the tubing/flange/valves.

lashestans Wed 07-Feb-18 13:00:22

HIV cannot be transferred this way

InDubiousBattle Wed 07-Feb-18 13:03:00

Some are ok second hand, others aren't. As pp says if it's a closed system all parts that come into contact with milk or boob can be sterilised so it's fine.

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