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?
I did it with my second, but your nipples will get VERY sore and theres no guarantees. I thought it was worth trying though.
I think lots of people use a breast pump if they are doing nipple stimulation. :)
You won't produce enough worth storing, plus its just colostrum at the moment. But I think it'd work for stimulation
:) Thanks girls. I think I'm going to try it. Excited Momma lol
DO IT!!!! And let us know. I plan on trying if I go overdue!
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.
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><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