Medela item #87212 is a PAIR of breastpump replacement tubes for models of the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breastpumps introduced since 2008, and models of the Medela Pump in Style Original Breastpumps introduced before 2005. Medela Item #8007212 is the same tube sold individually.
Description of Medela Tubes 87212/80007212
These Medela tubes are clear plastic. One end of the tube has no adapter, just the clear plastic. The other end has a cream colored adapter made of hard plastic. Individual tubes are item #8007212 and pairs of tubes (packages of 2 tubes) are item #87212.
How to Connect the 87212/8007212 Medela Tubes to your Breastpump
The end of the tube with the cream colored adapter plugs into the back of the breastshield connector, and the clear plastic end attaches to the front of the breastpump. Attaching the tubing backwards (i.e. plugging the adapter into the breastpump and the clear plastic end into the breastshield connector) will decrease the suction of the breastpump.
Which breastpumps are compatible with the 87212/8007212 tubes?
Models of the Pump in Style Advanced introduced since 2008 are compatible with these tubes. This includes the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Metro Bag Breastpump, the Medela Pump In Style Advanced On-the-Go Tote Breastpump, and the Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack Breastpump. Models of the Pump In Style Original introduced between 1994 and 2005 are also compatible with these tubes, including all models of the Medela Original Professional Pump In Style Breastpump, the Medela Pump In Style Traveler Breastpump, and the Medela Pump In Style Companion Breastpump.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Figuring out which Tubes to Buy for your Medela Pump In Style Breastpump
Follow these simple steps to figure out which tubes you need for your Medela Pump In Style Breastpump. If you follow these steps and still aren't sure which tubes to order, e-mail a picture of your breastpump's faceplate to email@example.com, and we will let you know which tubing is compatible with your breastpump. It's better to be safe than sorry!
STEP 1: Look at the front of your breastpump where you attach the tubes. This part of the breastpump is known as the faceplate. At the top of the faceplate, above any knobs or buttons, you will see the name of the pump printed. Is "Pump In Style" part of that name? If the answer is YES, proceed to STEP 2. If the answer is NO, then you do not have a Pump In Style Breastpump. Please visit our Breastpump Tubing Page to view tubes for other types of breastpumps, or contact us for help.
STEP 2: Does the faceplate of your breastpump say "Pump In Style" or "Pump In Style Advanced"? To rephrase, is the word "Advanced" printed anywhere on the faceplate? If the answer is NO, proceed to STEP 3. If the answer is YES, proceed to STEP 4.
STEP 3: If the name "Pump in Style" is printed on your faceplate, but the word "Advanced" is NOT, then you need MEDELA TUBE 87212/8007212. Click HERE to purchase a pair of tubes, and click HERE to purchase tubes individually. Congratulations: you are FINISHED and can skip the remainder of the steps!
STEP 4: What color are the words "Pump In Style Advanced" printed in? If ALL FOUR WORDS are written in solid black, go to STEP 5. If ANY of those four words are written in another color (Light Blue/Gray/Lavender/Purple), go to STEP 6.
STEP 5: If "Pump In Style Advanced" is printed on the faceplate ENTIRELY IN SOLID BLACK, then you need MEDELA TUBE #8007214, which is a silicone tube with a small, cream-colored adapter on one end, and a slightly larger, cream and yellow adapter on the other end. Click HERE to purchase a pair of tubes, and click HERE to purchase tubes individually. Congratulations, you are finished!
STEP 6: If your faceplate says "Pump In Style Advanced" and ANY of those words are printed in light blue, gray, lavender, or purple, then you need MEDELA TUBE 87212/8007212. To be more specific, if the words "Pump In Style" are printed in a curvy script in light blue/gray/lavender/purple, the word "Advanced" is printed in black, all capital letters underneath "Pump In Style," and there is a teardrop shape in the middle of "Pump in Style," then you need MEDELA TUBE 87212/8007212. Click HERE to purchase a pair of tubes, and click HERE to purchase tubes individually. If you have followed these steps and still are not sure which tubes to order, please contact us, or e-mail a picture of your faceplate to firstname.lastname@example.org with a request for assistance.