Each Medela part plays a significant role in providing reliable suction. There is more than the motor that moms should look into if there is ever an issue with a pump; from breast shields to valves, moms should know what each part does and how it contributes to a successful pumping session.

Breastpump Parts

Beyond the motor, the Medela breast pump parts include the breastshields, connectors, tubing, valves and membranes. The breast shield is where the nipple is introduced into the pump. The suction will be at its greatest here, attempting to pull as much milk from the breast as possible for each session.

There are different sizes that allow comfort for the mother. A lactation specialist should be consulted to see which would be the best fit, but a good rule of thumb is to measure the diameter of the nipple in millimeters. The connector attaches the breastshield, tubing, and valve. The tubing is what brings the power of the motor to the nipple.

With the Medela Pump in Style Advanced pump, you are able to pump with a double or single option. The tubing needs to be connected properly and with no damage to ensure suction will be stable.

Valves and Membranes

The valves and membranes are essential for getting the milk into the container. The condition of the membrane dictates the suction value that will direct the milk to the container. If the membrane is damaged, it needs to be replaced immediately. The membrane is placed on one side of the valve, and the valve is connected to the connector piece. All parts, when connected, created the perfect circuit - allowing milk to release from the breast.

Medela Resupply Kits

Medela offers kits that provide “resupply” of the products listed above. The products are also sold individually. Remember that the breastshields do come in various sizes! The Medela Pump in Style Double Pumping Kit provides the tubing, breast shields, valves, membranes, and a bonus of disposable nursing pads and drawstring bag to hold everything together. This kit is great if moms need several new things replaced or want another set of parts.

Medela offers a lightweight Freestyle pump as well. This pump requires different sized parts than the Pump in Style option.

Where to Get Supplies

Replacement parts are all available through Aeroflow Breastpumps, and Medela provides warranties for breastpump parts and motor. If you are interested in Medela products, then Aeroflow Breastpumps is here for you!

Through Aeroflow Breastpumps, you can apply to find out if a 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 us 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.