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breast pumping for stimulation? Lindsay1591 Due June 12; 1 child; Grand Rapids, Michigan 27 posts
12th Jun '13

My due date is tomorrow. I've been searching ways to naturally induce labor. One way that is highly recommended is nipple stimulation. I was wondering if using a breast pump will do the same thing. I was also thinking a plus to it would be getting a head start on breast milk to save and freeze. Does anybody know if it's OK to use a breast pump?

Crazy Train 18 kids; Killeen, Texas 1478 posts
12th Jun '13

I did it with my second, but your nipples will get VERY sore and theres no guarantees. I thought it was worth trying though.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
12th Jun '13

I think lots of people use a breast pump if they are doing nipple stimulation. :)

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
12th Jun '13

You won't produce enough worth storing, plus its just colostrum at the moment. But I think it'd work for stimulation

Lindsay1591 Due June 12; 1 child; Grand Rapids, Michigan 27 posts
12th Jun '13

:) Thanks girls. I think I'm going to try it. Excited Momma lol

Dana +4 4 kids; Ontario 951 posts
12th Jun '13

DO IT!!!! And let us know. I plan on trying if I go overdue!

user banned Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5125 posts
12th Jun '13

I did it with my second...it can be dangerous tho. It causes sudden strong contractions. Just be really in tune with your body and if you start to hurt, STOP. Good luck.

Lindsay1591 Due June 12; 1 child; Grand Rapids, Michigan 27 posts
14th Jun '13

Well I have tried it twice now. Once each day for 40 mins. I switched every 10 mins. And no contractions :( Hmmm Its worth trying though, everybody is different.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
14th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lindsay1591:</b>" Well I have tried it twice now. Once each day for 40 mins. I switched every 10 mins. And no contractions :( Hmmm Its worth trying though, everybody is different."</blockquote>




I read somewhere it had to be 1 hour a day 3 times a day on average to really have an effect