Pump loses suction??

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  1. DarlingMe

    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    About halfway through my pumping it seems to lose suction or something. I guess the suction kind of reverses itself, so instead of sucking milk out when it is in a suction, it is doing it in the resting time between pumps. So it isnt as strong. Does that make sense? I dont know how else to explain it. It works great the first 5 minutes and then does this. Everything is still sealed it seems and I have boiled the parts so I dont know what is going on!
    It is an Avent double electric-forgot to say!
     
  2. feedindy

    feedindy Well-Known Member

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    I think it is a common problem for motors to die on breast pumps. Mine just kept shutting off and I was able to call the company and they replaced it for free under warranty. I have a different brand though (Lansinoh).
     
  3. DarlingMe

    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    I hope not! I have only used it maybe 20 times! It's odd because it is fine in the beginning. It's about 5 minutes in!
     
  4. feedindy

    feedindy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah mine started acting stupid only 3 weeks after I started using it. I called them and then overnighted me a new one and allowed me to ship the broken one back for free.

    It might have just been poorly manufactured and it broke quickly.
     
  5. Braven05

    Braven05 Mommy to Avery <3

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    Check the rubber valve at the bottom of the flange if it has one...mine did this and the valve was slightly ripped
     
  6. DarlingMe

    DarlingMe Well-Known Member

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    I bought new ones of those and have replaced them. :dohh:
     

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