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breast milk while pregnant... fierce 2 kids; Long Beach, California 4774 posts
11th May '08

My boobs are really full and leaking and it's pretty painful. I'm 7 months and I'm just wondering if it's safe to express some of the milk/colostrum/whatever it is by hand to relieve my aching boobies. I've heard that it can cause early labor...so does anyone know?

¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 45067 posts
11th May '08

I doubt you're truely engorged or anything @ this point - it's just something new that your breasts are going through so it's going to hurt regardless.. Just wait until your milk comes in hardcore! If you express some then you'll just be opening the flood gates and depriving your baby of that true colostrum cause if you express now, by the time they're born it'll just be regular breast milk..



And yeah, you don't want to take any chances bringing on contractions so early.. Just lay some frozen pea bags on your fun bags for the time being.. That's about all I can suggest, sorries

Buffalupagus 2 kids; Minot AFB, North Dakota 10529 posts
11th May '08
Quoting HauteMamaMary - Hail Me!:
Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
11th May '08

well they say that nipple stimulation can cause contractions, but I have actually ttried it for two days and it hasn't sent me into labor. Tey also recommend taking a warm cloth and putting in on your breasts. I am sure expressing a little bit of it to relieve the pressure will be fine. so long as you aren't massaging your nipples for hours at a time.

fierce 2 kids; Long Beach, California 4774 posts
11th May '08
Quoting HauteMamaMary - Hail Me!:
¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 45067 posts
11th May '08

DON'T put anything warm on them.. that'll just make them ache more! Just throwing that out there..

¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 45067 posts
11th May '08
Quoting fierce:
Lynn-mom2threegirls 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 55872 posts
11th May '08

I'm sure they are not full of milk as milk doesn't come in until after birth. They may just be sore do to hormone changes similar to when you first got pregnant. Take some tylenol and place ice pack or frozen bags of peas on them. If still sore tomorrow, call your doctor

And FYI, you are 6 months pregnant, and in your seventh month :wink:

fierce 2 kids; Long Beach, California 4774 posts
11th May '08
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Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
11th May '08
Quoting fierce:
Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
11th May '08
Quoting fierce:
fierce 2 kids; Long Beach, California 4774 posts
11th May '08
Quoting MBMaphia-Breastie:
Genesis' Mami 1 child; Florida 244 posts
11th May '08

The same thing would happen to me when i was pregnant....
really,there's nothing you can do but maybe try nursing pads ?!?!

fierce 2 kids; Long Beach, California 4774 posts
11th May '08
Quoting ~Ivana331~:
Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
11th May '08
Quoting fierce: