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Ok, I feel a little stupid but here goes. I just bought a medela pis that was only used a few times from the tp. I figured that I could replace all the parts that could have been exposed to bm. Now, after the fact, I know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> , I look into it more and find out that in rare cases the bm can actually back up into the motor and the milk can become contaminated. I don't know the person I bought the pump from personally and now I feel really dumb. I don't blame the person I bought the pump from at all, I'm the one that didn't do my research well enough. What do you think I should do. Should I contact her and send it back? (I havn't even gotten it yet) I wouldn't ask for my money back, just let her know that these pumps shouldn't be shared because there is a slight risk for the spread of disease. What do you think?<br>
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Actually, I don't think it would be a problem. In the rare case that you do get the bm in the motor, you shouldn't use the bm anyhow, no matter the pump is new or previous owned.<br><br>
Just MHO.
 

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I know with my PIS, I have a really hard time seeing how the milk could ever end up in the motor. Milk has never even gotten into the tubes, much less through the tubes into the motor from what I can tell.<br><br>
Don't really have any advice; I bought a new PIS because I needed it quickly and couldn't wait around for a used one to come up on eBay at a good price, but I think I would have been comfortable with a used one if I replaced the horns/connectors/tubing etc.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I know with my PIS, I have a really hard time seeing how the milk could ever end up in the motor. Milk has never even gotten into the tubes, much less through the tubes into the motor from what I can tell.<br><br>
Don't really have any advice; I bought a new PIS because I needed it quickly and couldn't wait around for a used one to come up on eBay at a good price, but I think I would have been comfortable with a used one if I replaced the horns/connectors/tubing etc.</div>
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Ditto- I've never had milk in the tubes. Also, I'm using a borrowed pump and am actually the third person to use it. We've had no problems.
 

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I"ve only ever had water in the tubes (after washing the parts--I didn't let them dry out enough...)...if there were milk in the motor...I would think it would SOUND bad...plus, I have a hard time believing that someone would not pay attention enough to let that happen...
 

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Thanks for making me feel better about this. When I had a pump before I never got milk in the tubes, only a little water. I got a little nervous after talking to a LC. I think I'll go ahead and use it and I get in touch with the person I bought it from just to make me feel secure.
 
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