Medela swing pump - pls read if you have one

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  1. Babybushie28

    Babybushie28 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies,

    I bought this a few weeks ago and it's working well for me, however sometimes whilst I'm pumping, the bottle leaks a bit from the top and sometimes if I haven't tilted myself forward for a while my milk gets into the plastic tube thingy that pumps the air in.

    Now, I only get 1-2oz every time i pump so every drop is precious. I returned it and got another one, thinking it was a fault but the new one has been doing the same??!!

    Before I return it again can anyone tell me if they have experienced this or of this is just how it is!? Maybe Im not using it properly???

    I have to return it by this Friday so please share your views if you have one.

    Thanks!!!

    Xxxxx
     
  2. lovelylily

    lovelylily Well-Known Member

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    I've not had any problems with milk getting into the air tube and although I generally do sit upright or lean forward when I'm pumping the only time the bottle has leaked is when I've shaken it with the lid on. I did find I get more milk with a different sized breast shield though. The leaky bottle might be a general design fault but getting milk in the tube sounds wrong to me....
     
  3. MummyEdgar

    MummyEdgar Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I've never had milk in the air tube, that sounds wrong? But I have had leaks when I've shaken bottle with lid on. As already said I pump sat up and leaning forward slightly.
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  4. Nicnax

    Nicnax Well-Known Member

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    Yes! This has happened toe! Not sure how old my pump is, as a friend passed it on to me, but this has happened a couple of times. I have quite a fast flow, and wondered if that may be something to do with it? Me and hubby have had a good look, and can't find any blockage, or obvious fault. Since it is second hand, I can't really speak to Medela, so I would be really interested to hear what they have to say. :)
     
  5. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    I've had it happen to me if I'm not sittin fully upright x


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  6. Lynds77

    Lynds77 Well-Known Member

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    I never got milk into the air tube, but it used to get down under the plastic cover thing. Mine broke after just 3 days though........ I returned it to Boots for a full refund and used a hand pump from then on it!
     
  7. sallybee

    sallybee Well-Known Member

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    Mine used to leak a bit sometimes. Only had milk in the tube once when I didn't notice my bottle was full but obviously that's not the case for you xx


     
  8. Babybushie28

    Babybushie28 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies!!

    In in a bind, and not sure to just return it or not, if i do return it I don't know what I'll do in the meantime lol

    I bought it on amazon so I'll get in touch with them about what I've experienced and take it from there, I'll keep this updated.

    Xxxxxxx
     
  9. PyscoFalcon

    PyscoFalcon Well-Known Member

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    I've never had that problem hun. Only problem I had was getting milk out in first place :(
     

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