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Can i re-use my breastpumps and bottles again?

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BlueSpottyTiger Tue 31-Jan-17 14:30:52

Just sorting out my 12 month dd's baby stuff, to put away for any more babies we may have in future.
We have an electric tt breastpump and manual tt breastpump and all about 20 bottles.
I have only ever breastfed as she refused bottle. So i have only ever used them a handful of times, can i save these for a second baby and buy new teats/tubes or should i get rid? Wwyd?
Thanks smile

HandbagFan Tue 31-Jan-17 14:36:00

The tests are meant to last a couple of months (according to the manufacturers, who want to sell lots). If they look good then I'd just make sure they're sterilised before reusing.

I would buy new tubing for my pump because I used it for 9m - I replaced the valves during that tie, as basic maintenance.

Think it's a judgement call based on how used they actually were.

BlueSpottyTiger Tue 31-Jan-17 15:05:24

They were all used about less then 10 times.. not even all the bottles were used but they all got mixed up so no way of knowing which ones were and thats why i don't wanna throw them away really.
I have a spare valve i never used. Aswell which is good.
And i guess aslong as they are all scrubbed and sterilised before use it can cause any harm really can it.

DeepFriedCamembert Tue 31-Jan-17 15:55:25

I'm currently 29/40 with baby number 2. I have a medela swing and a medela harmony, both used loads as I returned to work while still breastfeeding. I plan to get new tubing, valves and bottles, but not replace the pumps themselves.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Tue 31-Jan-17 16:07:06

I would reuse everything except the teats, valves and tubing - ie the flexible bits. I would use 'old' flexible bits that were still in their sealed packaging and were less than 2y old. I wouldn't use bottles that were older than 2-3y. Or that hadn't been stored in a cool, dark place between babies.

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