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Medela Breast Pump Not Working

"My breast pump is not sucking, it looses suction"

Medela Breast Pump: Problem is the breast pump looses suction is drawing milk into motor.

This will most probably be because the membrane has milk residue and the Valve Head was chipped. The solution is to replace the Valve Head and Membrane, and then the pump should have the correct suction levels.

**Please Note: The breast pump valve and membrane is one of your main points of suction, if this is either split, has milk residue, is chipped or not sitting flat on the yellow piece (valve head) you will not get the correct suction.

When this happens it causes the milk to go back up the elbow through the tubing and into the motor.  If this happens over a period of time it will cause the motor to clog with milk and the motor will end up dying on you. **

If your breast pump is still not working, please contact us and we will be able to help  you.

 

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Thanks! This was very helpful. My valve membrane was out of place. Once it was fixed the suction was back to normal.
Burnett momreply

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!
Jessreply

Thank you!!!!! Struggled with my pump the whole day until i read this post
Sharonreply

Thank you very much i was trying again and again but my pump was not working and i was in pain then i found this solution which made my life easy thanks once again....
samreply

Thank you this has just saved my morning!
anonreply

Thank you!!!!!! I was having a panicked attack immediately when my pump wasn't sucking properly. 4 o'clock in the morning, so Google I go. Once I read this it was pretty obvious what was wrong, and my membranes were ripped. Lifesavers :) Bless You
Katylynn reply

Thanks a ton. Save my life. I struggle whole day now I am so happy
Ritureply

This trick saved me from a sleepless night. Thank u so much.
Anupamareply

Wow! All this time i was thinking what was the purpose of that valve. It is now working for me and I almost cry until I read this one...lol
Maui israelreply

 
 

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