Topic: Pumping early... x posted

Was chatting with my Mom this morning and she asked me if my midwife advised me to start pumping 2 months before the babe arrives.  Apparently, one of my moms neices is due with her third child in April and her Dr told her to start pumping already at 32 weeks.  She does not breastfeed, just pumps and bottle feeds her kids, but I thought this was a little odd.  As my Mom said "for hundreds of years I guess we were doing it wrong!" where my concerns went to nipple stimulation can cause uterine contractions, and could pumping early bring on pre-term labour.  Anyway, I thought I would ask my midwife for her opinion, but until then see you you all think!

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I was told DO NOT PUMP no stimulation AT ALL because the dr. was afraid of going into early labor.

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I was told the same thing.

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I started leaking a little with my second babe, a few weeks before she was born, not 2 months, and I certainly never thought to pump that early!  I thought it sounded a little bizare that her Dr is saying to pump and freeze, something about how colostrum is "not enough" for a baby... but I think thats poop!

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I started pumping once I was 40 weeks in hopes of jump starting my labor but would have NEVER done it before then!  I did have some colostrum in the freezer when she was born (the only time she ever had a bottle!)

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I was told to leave em alone! I did try the stimulation at about 39 weeks to jump start labor - but it didn't work. I went to 41 weeks!

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Yea, you don't pump early, that doesn't even make sense.

As for leaking, I leaked at 28 weeks with Lauren and am already leaking with this one at 25 weeks. It's annoying but it would NEVER prompt me to pump!

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What everyone said - absolutely not! Do not pump unless you are term and trying to jump start your labor. Doesn't make sense anyway...you want the first BM to be colostrum when (s)he is first born. If you start pumping early you might take that away.

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Being from China, my mother uses a traditional practitioner. I had her ask him about the whole stimulation early milk and induction thing.  According to him if you were using a manual pump you would probably never induce labor or actually start mik production before giving birth. You could get some colostrum to store, but not much. He said when they do use stimulation to induce labor they use a hospital grade pump to sort of trick the body into thinking an infant is being nursed and the hormones associated with that would be what induces labor. (Knowing how traditional medicine works in a lot of cultures, back in the day they probably used an actual nursing infant.) I'm not going to say it here so no one tries this, but the timing and frequency he said they used was shcokingly high. I personally would have to be desperate to deliver to endure it.


So from what he said there isn't any point in pre-pumping, but if you did you probably wouldn't induce early labor unless you were using a really good electric pump. So it sounds like you would just end up with really sore nipples in the end.

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So while I was looking through old posts trying to find the one where Shanny (at least I thought it was her?) mentioned the book about colic not really existing, I came across this post. Just wanted to say at the breastfeeding class we attended this week the lactation consultant also recommended hand expressing and even pumping, she said that studies have found that women who did this during the last 6 weeks of pregnancy have their milk come in easier and faster. Also, she said that it'd just be colostrum that would come out, because the milk would wait until the placenta is gone and isn't sending hormones to the body to not make the actual milk.

Oh and she said that hand expressing/pumping won't cause labor unless it's done for about 4 hours straight...

But ya, just wanted to jump in and mention that we've been hearing this too!

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Hmmm . . . so if I hook up to the pump for 4 hours, think I can put myself into labor today?  I have one more day of vacation after today, and it would be nice to go straight into maternity leave vs. going back for a week!

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LOL Kari!

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I'm alternating typing and reading posts with using labor-inducing acupressure points right now!  I'm ready.

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You could try it Kari, but unless your body is ready to go into labour, I don't think you can coax it there with nipple stimulation alone!

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Goobie wrote:

You could try it Kari, but unless your body is ready to go into labour, I don't think you can coax it there with nipple stimulation alone!


shoot, I tried just about every trick in the book to stimulate labor... and I went to 41w1d.  grrrr! but hey, it can't hurt at this stage!

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I know there is the possibility of inducing labor and whatnot (although maybe not according to some of the posts) but I think about the women who bf while being pregnant. I have never heard of them having an issue with preterm labor so I can't imagine it being a huge issue but I have also heard the stimulation helps with getting the contractions going... Very interesting about the colostrum staying until the placenta delivers. I'm worried I'm not going to produce milk. I have the smallest boobies! lol
I'm debating getting a head start and pumping. Since I'm almost full term, maybe it's a decent idea... not being able to bf is my main worry right now. It's so important to me and still being a 'B' cup is tripping me out

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Don't worry about the size of your breasts - you'll still be able to BF.  A friend of mine who is a 1/2A cup could do it, so things will still work.  I went into my last pregnancy as a B/C cup and all of a sudden one day these stretch marks appeared on my breasts.  They'd grown literally overnight and didn't let me down until about 10 months post-partum when they started slowing down. 

I tried the acupressure on my hands, as that was the only logical place I can reach (the others are calves, neck, & back).  I have two very sore thumbs from massaging every other minute for 20 minutes and not even a braxton hicks contx to show for it.  : (

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Ditto what Kari said squizzo about breast size and not being able to bf.  I was a 32A when I got pregnant with my son and was in a 34B when I had him.  After he was born they went to 38D.  Also even if they stay small as long as they are producing milk you will be fine.
Good Luck!!

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One of my bestest friends is JUST starting her 3rd baby on solids now at 9 months, and has nursed her older 2 kids for over 2 years each... and she's a B cup now on baby #3!  Size is not what matters!

Kari, I had a reflexology thingy  days before Ivy was born and was told that it often takes about a week from the accupressure till delivery... can you reach the spots on your feet?  Arch of foot just below ankle bone, should feel a little tender to massage it firmly,  about an inch "behind" ankle bone (starting from inside ankle, go towards your Achilles tendon).  Can't hurt, might help... I hope you go soon!

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I am the only one who keeps reading this title and thinking it is such a shame that doctors (and most people) assume you will need/want to pump if you breastfeed? Don't get me wrong I know that most working women need to and that it is wonderful that something was invented to express milk so that working mothers could continue to give their baby the absolute best nutrition available but I think it is kind of sad that nursing itself isn't more of a priority.  I never gave Kate a bottle, save for the first 12 hours when I didn't plan to nurse and was too drugged up regardless.  Yet from the time I got this perfect little thing home from the hospital (and we were 100% nursing converts by then) people were making mention of pumping so I could leave her!  I started pumping and got a little stash and then realized it was all for not because I had no intention of leaving her.  I dumped the first round due to her allergies and donated the second.  Just been bugging me.

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Kari, my wife was 35 weeks with our 3rd, looked in the mirror one night after getting out of the shower and decided she needed to "toughen up" her nipples to get ready to bf again and started pinching them and flicking them.  Asa Van was born at 10 the next morning.

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Shanny, I'm the one that started the thread months ago, and it was because of a story I had heard.  I think if you can just nurse thats awesome... Ivy gets one 2.5 ounce bottle a day from Daddy, otherwise it's all boob all the time, and I only pump because I make so much and donate it.

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