I bought a used medela pump in style and replaced tubes/cups/membranes and all that stuff, I used it a few times now I read how it is an open system and I should not have bought one used. I feel awful and I an not sure what to do, obviously I not using it anymore but I already did! What should I do as far as my baby do I need to get her tested to make sure everything is ok (no contamination to her). Please don't critisize I feel awful already, just need opionsAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Jul. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by DarkFaery131 at 6:15 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by coffeeyum at 6:15 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by DarkFaery131 at 6:16 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by coffeeyum at 6:16 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
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Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:47 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
A good explanation on this (open vs closed etc) at this article: Are Used Breast Pumps a Good Option? Issues to Consider
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:48 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
There has been no reported case of any baby "catching" any infection from a breast pump. The pump companies tell you that so you will buy new pumps. They say there is a chance one of the rare germs that can be passed by milk could somehow get in the tubing, some how make into the pump, somehow survive until you bought it and used it, the bacteria made it out of the pump, down the tubing, and then somehow got into the milk in a large enough amount to make a baby sick. Human milk has white blood cells and other things that would attack the germs in the milk.
There are moms that have HIV and nurse their baby for over a year in Africa and the baby never gets it. I have no problems with selling used pumps.
Answer by Gailll at 8:24 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by MDT09 at 9:05 PM on Jul. 24, 2010