Using a breat pump before you give birth

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I read somewhere that pumping early can cause you to go into labor early. I wouldn’t chance it.

Post # 4
939 posts
Busy bee

@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 # 6
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
27 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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!

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