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#1 of 4 Old 03-22-2014, 08:06 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm due with my second child this summer and I have a medela swing breast pump that I used with my first child. I'm not sure what needs to be replaced on the pump for sanitation purposes. I haven't used the pump in about a year and a half. Does anyone know what you're suppose to replace?
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i would replace the tubes and membranes on it and wash the rest

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Thanks! I was wondering if the tubes needed to be replaced.
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The tubing doesn't need to be replaced unless there are cracks in them. Sometimes you may need to snip a little bit off the ends if they seem to have been stretched out where they connect to the flange part of the pump. You should replace the membranes (the little white flappy ones) about every three months if you use it daily.

The rest of the parts you should be able to boil in order to sanitize them.

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