Hi all! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have not written a post for baby things and more page in several months! But I recently came across some information that I have to share.
As some might know, I’m a mom of three. Three beautiful, lovely children. Each of these children I breastfed at one point. With my youngest, I breastfed (with the help of a breast pump) for over a year which I’m very proud of. Let’s face it breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your child, but breastfeeding isn’t always a piece of cake. Many times latch on problems, supply problems, and other issues might make breastfeeding difficult to get started. In my book any amount of breast milk you give your baby whether for a few weeks, a few months or more than a year is a great thing.
My youngest son is now three years old, and I have not breastfed in two years. I still have my breast pump in my closet as a great reminder of all the days and night I just it and how helpful it was in lactating. I have wanted to give away my pump to others but after reading some of the health concerns over using previously owned pumps, I decided against giving my pump away. Also by giving my pumps away its like I’m letting go of the last piece of experiencing having a small baby. I’m not sure if I’m explaining that right. But it’s like a chapter of my motherhood is closing forever! With that said I still felt like I wanted to do something that would be useful and beneficial to other moms.
After doing some research here is what I found. Medela has a breast pump recycling program – Medela Recycles Program. All pumps recycled through the Medela Recycles program will go toward a donation of hospital-grade Medela Symphony® Preemie+™ Breastpumps and breastfeeding supplies to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). Medela will send all eligible breast pumps to a third-party processing center where they are be broken down, and all recyclable parts will be recycled appropriately. Medela does not reuse donated parts for recycling for any manufacturing purposes.
Medela hopes to recycle 12,000 Medela breastpumps through this initiative to support its commitment to reducing solid waste and helping protect the environment.
So how do you recycle you pump:
The process of recycling you pump is easy, simple and free. All you have to do is go here website fill in a few questions, put your address in and print your shipping label; Medela
will pay all shipping cost!
Just a note:
Only Medela electric breastpumps are eligible for the Medela Recycles program. Manual breastpumps, such as the Medela Harmony breastpump, cannot be returned through this program. This product can be recycled in your waste management recycling container at home.
**If you have another breastpump brand, please contact the manufacturer to discuss their disposal instructions.
Thank you so much for reading!! Have a great weekend!!!