I'm 6 weeks PP with LO2 and finally getting around to pulling out my pump to start building a stash before going back to work.
Can I use the old tubing or should I get new ones? I last pumped in 2012/13 so it's 3 years old.
I also have some pump wipes (opened but a lot left) & quick clean bags... Are these ok to use?
Are there other parts I should replace?
squash / 13208 posts
@CarrieLouWho: I got new tubing and new membranes - that's it! Everything else I just washed
wonderful olive / 19353 posts
I plan on reusing my tubing, but probably getting new membranes. I'd reuse everything else!
grapefruit / 4321 posts
I bought new tubing and membranes
grapefruit / 4278 posts
I'd get new tubing and new membranes (since they tend to degrade). Everything else I would use.
kiwi / 635 posts
I have only used closed-system pumps so I didn't see any need to replace tubing, as others mentioned. I used an Ameda for baby #1 and I am now using the Spectra S2 with my old Ameda parts for baby#2. They are working great! I washed the parts and put in a microwave steam sterilizer bag before using for baby #2.
apricot / 388 posts
I think there is an expiration date on the wipes? I vaguely recalled seeing that mine were expired when I was trying to decide whether to use them for the second time.
cantaloupe / 6885 posts
I had 2 sets of tubing when I EPed with Dd1 ... When I hauled out my pump for DD2, one tubing looked questionable (cloudy) and the other looked brand new, so i chucked one and reused the other.
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22646 posts
I bought new tubing, new valves, membranes.
GOLD / wonderful pomegranate / 28905 posts
They're inexpensive, I would just get new ones.
nectarine / 2987 posts
I just bought new membranes.
cherry / 175 posts
I'm buying all new replacement parts. They bundle them fairly cheaply on Amazon.
persimmon / 1408 posts
Thanks all!!! Just needed some other mama input! New tubes it is! Already had new membranes so good to go there. Will probably get new wipes too... Couldn't find an expiration date but I'd rather be safe.
pomegranate / 3272 posts
I bought one new set of tubing since it looked discolored and all new membranes. Otherwise, I just sterilized all of my old parts in boiling water