Post # 1
This might be a weird question, but I already have a son so my breasts have been leaking for my whole pregnancy so far, and I was wondering do people pump before they give birth? Like at 7-8-9 months?
I know you can freeze milk, so I was just wondering if that’s something that can be done.
Is that super weird?
Post # 3
I read somewhere that pumping early can cause you to go into labor early. I wouldn’t chance it.
Post # 4
@PixelMePretty: is it possible It might make you go into labor early? I remember hearing that that is one way to jump start your labor if you’re late!
Post # 5
Oh really, well that’s a bummer. I’m having a c-section so I don’t want to go into labor early.
Post # 6
Talk to your doctor, but this is true, especially if you are at risk for preterm labor, you certainly dont’ want to do this.
Post # 7
@PixelMePretty: I’m a labor and delivery nurse, and believe it or not, this is a common question for us. Like the previous posters have stated, it is best not to pump milk before delivery because any form of stimulating your breasts causes your body to release oxytocin, which is the natural form of Pitocin (medication used to induce labor). Therefore, it can cause you to go into preterm labor. Also, you might only get colostrum from pumping while pregnant because usually your mammary glands won’t start producing milk until 48-72 hours post partum. Hope that helps!