A great visual of the dangers lurking in second hand pumps.
It most definitely is not worth the risk or the couple of hundred rands you may save.
So, I was looking at breastpumps before Mr. Squeakyfeatures was born, and I ended up getting a second-hand one (against advice, but I didn’t have the money for any double-pumping medela)
Now the motor on it has given out, so I opened it up today, to find out how true the claims are that second-hand pumps will have mold in them because they aren’t closed systems.
Now, bear in mind, this is less to do with the second-handed-ness of the pump, and more to do with it’s age. It’ll probably also be affected by where it’s kept – in what kind of climate – and how often it’s used, and whether the parts are completely dry before being used.
With a first-hand pump, you can take steps to reduce mold growth, but with a second-hand one, you have no idea how old it is, or what other factors might affect…
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