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

My due date is tomorrow. I've been searching ways to naturally induce labor. One way that is highly recommended is n****e 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?

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8430 posts
Jun 12th '13

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

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

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

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

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

user banned Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5125 posts
Jun 12th '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
Jun 14th '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
Jun 14th '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