Tubing Creates Suction

The tubing plays a tremendous part in ensuring the breast pump is producing the best suction. The tubing connects the motor to the connector. The connector works with the breast shield to get the milk from mom’s breast into the bottle. Tubing is one special part of the pump that needs to be handled with great care. If there is a puncture or tear in the tubing, then the pump will not be able to create the best suction available for mom. It is important to clean and replace the tubing when necessary.

When Should I Clean the Tubing?

Medela states that cleaning the tubing once a day (if you pump multiple times a day) or after each use (if you pump a couple of times a week) is best for the tubing. You are able to clean the tubing by using soapy warm water or the Medela steam bags. The steam bags make cleaning super easy. All you need to do is place the tubing in the bag with a little water and put it in the microwave! Another helpful hint: once you finish with your pumping session, let the motor run with the tubing still in place for a couple of minutes. This will help get any remaining milk or residue out of the open system.

Replacing Medela Breast Pump Tubing

Aeroflow offers a replacement package for the tubing part of the Medela breast pump! The package comes with two replacement tubes. This tubing is compatible with the original and advanced pumps. The 42-inch tubing is made from PVC and is BPA free. It also has one soft end and one adapter end, making for an easy setup.

Medela recommends replacing the tubing after long periods in storage to avoid moisture buildup. This will help keep the breast pump working properly and for a longer duration! You are able to find replacement tubing. Also, moms are able to buy accessories with their HSA or FSA accounts! This makes the process more affordable and easier for mom and baby.

Consider Medela when Choosing a Breast Pump

Medela is a great brand to consider for all of your breast pump needs. To make things easier for you, Aeroflow Breastpumps is able to help new moms see if the Medela breast pump is available through their insurance policy! Through Aeroflow Breastpumps you can apply to find out if a Medela breast pump is covered through your insurance, for free! This is all in thanks to the Affordable Care Act compliant insurance policies.

Please visit the Qualify Through Insurance link to see if you’re qualified for a breast pump covered at 100%. Let Aeroflow Breastpumps start working on your breast pump needs for you!

Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.