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can you reuse breast pumps

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: You can reuse the pump. You need new tubing however.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Breast pumps are reusable. The next owner of a used pump just has to buy new plastic parts: tubing, bottles, etc. . . The pump itself can be wiped clean with disinfectant, and it's ready to work!
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Make sure that all of the attachments (including tubing and bottles) are brand new. This ensures there is no cross-contamination of your baby's milk with another's. In fact, breast pumps used in the hospital are used with multiple women, but they are cleaned and the attachments are replaceable to maintain sterility.

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Can certain breast pumps help me pump more milk?

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Dr. Jennifer Mink
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Yes: An electric double breastpump can help you pump more (may only be slightly more), but in a shorter period of time than hand-expressing or using a manual pump.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Why are my breasts no longer sore?

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Dr. Andrea Knittel
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Probably hormones: It depends on why they were sore in the first place. If they were sore or tender before or at the start of your period this is a response to the hormones in your body at that time. These cycle throughout the month, making your breasts tender or sore at some times but not others.
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It is also common for breast tenderness to occur in the first trimester of pregnancy, but it is normal for it to resolve.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why can't my doctors know where the air bubbles come from in my chest cavity?

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Air bubble in chest : Pneumomediastinum or air in the chest can come from lungs, trachea or esophagus. It can happen from deep sniffing, drug abuse, and heavy exertion. I see a number of teenager with lot of air in the chest from unknown cause. Air can also come from root canal. Air bubbles can also mean infection. It may be sign of grave disease process or it may be totally benign requiring simple observation.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What could cause breasts to become sore and enlarged?

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Pregnancy: Pregnancy must always be a consideration. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat in a week.
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Can the size of boobs increase due to pressing during lovemaking?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
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No: The size of your breasts will not increase from sexual activity.

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