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how much should i do it?

pump to stimulate nipples and try to bring on labor faster?

how often should i do it? and how long??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:46 AM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Um, don't?

    Use your fingers, not a pump. And know that the success rate for nipple stimulation to induce anything more than very painful, unproductive contractions is very small. It works better if you're already in labor and are trying to keep things going...but even then baby is only going to come when s/he is ready.
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 1:51 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • actually pumping helps. and i know she will only come when she is ready. no harm done in trying?if my cervix isnt ready then nothing will happen right? :)

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • You can have contractions without anything happening to your cervix, and they can be very painful.
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 1:54 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • ANYWAY.

    ok say im just pumping. how long do u usually pump for?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • It varies. For me, I can sometimes get five ounces out of each breast in less than ten minutes...other times, its one in fifteen.

    And pumping for milk is very, VERY different than stimulating nipples for labor.
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 1:59 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • when i stimulate my nipples my milk comes out anyway. figured id just see how much i could make. lol

    its doing the exact same thing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • "Nipple stimulation can either be done by hand, or with a breast pump. However, it's important to avoid hyperstimulating your body, since this can cause you to get too little rest between contractions. Be sure to stimulate only one breast at a time, mimicking the feel of a baby suckling. Always stop as soon as a contraction begins, and wait fifteen minutes before beginning again."

    i found this online on a website since katie seemed to not answer your question and be rude. good luck!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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