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While shopping for a breast pump, you may come across used ones and may be tempted to consider getting one of those because it saves you a few bucks or two.
But is it a good idea to buy a used breast pump?
Consider this... Health authorities like the US Food and Drug Administration classify home-use breast pumps as "single user" devices, which mean you should never share your breast pump with anyone else because there is no way to guarantee a pump can be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected when used by more than one woman.
In other words, they are saying the money you may save by buying a used breast pump is not worth the health risks to you or your baby. Breast pumps that are reused by different mothers can carry infectious diseases like HIV or hepatitis.
So don't risk buying a used breast pump with the potential of cross contamination or passing on the germs to your baby.
After all, by breastfeeding your baby, you've already saved thousands on baby formula.
Enjoy breastfeeding and breast-pumping!
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