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Would you use a second hand breast pump?

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PavlovtheForgetfulCat Wed 14-Oct-09 20:43:12

Say a Medela one, from ebay...

mrsgboring Wed 14-Oct-09 20:44:32

yes - it would be sterilised after all

ChasingSquirrels Wed 14-Oct-09 20:45:04

yes, and did

Fruitbatlings Wed 14-Oct-09 20:45:06

yes. you can sterilse it szo it's as good as new. Far cheaper than buying brand new smile

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Wed 14-Oct-09 20:47:27

That is what i am thinking fruit. Did not successfully express last time, but used a manual one.

Think electric will be a better success but don't want to spend a fortune in case it does make a difference.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Wed 14-Oct-09 20:48:17

in case it doesn't make a difference

Bicnod Wed 14-Oct-09 20:49:17

yes, and I do... a Medela electric one in fact and its pretty good. Hope it works out for you

jelliebelly Wed 14-Oct-09 20:49:57

Yes - why wouldn't you?

CMOTdibbler Wed 14-Oct-09 20:50:34

The Lactaline is a good one to buy second hand as the milk is totally separated from the motor part, so all contact parts can be well sterilised.

I bought my trusty Lactaline on ebay, and it was fantastic

Heated Wed 14-Oct-09 20:51:52

Would have no problems with this, since they're sterilised. Any used whilst in hospital would be "2nd hand" and my mw lent me a couple to try out before buying my own.

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Wed 14-Oct-09 20:51:58

Yep - both mine were 2nd hand!

iwascyteenagewerewolf Wed 14-Oct-09 20:53:30

I did, very happily (thanks spicemonster! )

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 14-Oct-09 20:54:03

Yes, I did (a manual one).

Kerrymumbles Wed 14-Oct-09 20:54:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MamaG Wed 14-Oct-09 20:56:21


bunnybunyip Wed 14-Oct-09 20:56:22

Yes, I did. I thought the idea was horrible before DS arrived (especilly as a colleague from work gave me mine!) but after using the hospital ones for 2 weeks was reassured; everything is sterilised hundreds of times afterall.

Misspaella Wed 14-Oct-09 20:56:40

Yup! My electric medela broke so bought Lactaline off ebay. Best buy ever. smile

FrightNightFebes Wed 14-Oct-09 21:04:30

I got an advent isis on ebay for a fiver it is great.

ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 14-Oct-09 21:06:50

I used a hospital pump when DS was in Children's Hospital.

hugmeandcatchthelurgi Wed 14-Oct-09 21:07:31

Yes i did.

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Wed 14-Oct-09 21:08:54

Well yes kerry you see I think I was once there. BUT...i also thought as several have said, that when in hospital i used one there and did not think twice about it being used before me, and I have changed my view. I think. I say I think. That is the reason for my post. To help me think whether I have or not.

But now I am confused about what to get...i had considered the Medela mini electric pump, i had made my mind up. But now I am not so sure hmm grin

Kerrymumbles Wed 14-Oct-09 21:10:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FrightNightFebes Wed 14-Oct-09 21:12:19

I used a boot electric and didn't get on with it at all and then tried the advent isis manual pump which is great- I think it was reccommended on MN

pooexplosions Wed 14-Oct-09 21:14:19

a breast pump can't carry diseases though hmm

I would, and did. A friend donated me hers after I lost part of mine. And I uses a hospital one too, which presumably was used by hundreds before me?

ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 14-Oct-09 21:15:16

Cooties are sooo 3rd grade... wink

Not sure though what diseases one can get via a pump?

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