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what to do with used breast pump?

LLL doesnt accept them, and the one NPO they refered me to that accepts donations isnt accepting them now. What can I do with it? I'd really like to donate it/give it away.

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Asked by Owl_Feather at 1:02 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in Health

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  • he practice of re-using single user pumps may be dangerous because some disease organisms are know to be present in the breast milk of infected women. Additionally, if a woman has used the breast pump during an episode of cracked bleeding nipples, blood contamination may have also occurred. Home sterilization methods are not always reliable to ensure the safe destruction of all pathogens especially in the rubber parts such as washers and diaphragms.

    Answer by emilysmom1966 at 6:38 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • What brand and model? You could list on craigs list.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:04 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • well its actually not recomended to use someone elses breast pump. there are parts that cant exactly be cleaned and if its not a rented one that is made for use by more than one person they suggest just throwing it away. however you could put it on craigslist or something like that.

    Answer by cassie_m at 1:05 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • i gave mine to family friend
    she appreciated

    Answer by fiatpax at 1:05 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • oh ok! I wasnt sure if it's common to see used ones on craigslist or not!

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 1:05 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • You can sell it on craigslist or ebay. In your local newpaper. Or you could call and see if Goodwill would accept it. :)

    Answer by Memigen at 1:13 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

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