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Anonymous
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I'm 21 weeks pregnant and my breasts always feel full. I don't know why but they hurt so bad. Could I hand express the colostrum and freeze it or would that put me in preterm labor?
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 4, 2017 at 10:26 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 4, 2017 at 10:30 PM
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I don't know why that would put you in preterm labor
But I also didn't think your milk is actually in yet...
Boobs hurt because of the hormones. Not milk yet.
I'm in the same boat - I'm almost 20 weeks.
nussknacker
by Bronze Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 10:38 PM

Is this your first pregnancy? Sore, swollen breasts are common. In fact, it was my first sign that I was pregnant!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 4, 2017 at 11:03 PM
I have colostrum lol. I know pumping will put u in preterm labor.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I don't know why that would put you in preterm labor
But I also didn't think your milk is actually in yet...
Boobs hurt because of the hormones. Not milk yet.
I'm in the same boat - I'm almost 20 weeks.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 4, 2017 at 11:05 PM
No I know they are common but they didn't hurt this bad with my last one.

Quoting nussknacker:

Is this your first pregnancy? Sore, swollen breasts are common. In fact, it was my first sign that I was pregnant!

bethanymommy
by Gold Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 11:08 PM
No. You do not need to stimulate your breasts. Yes, it can still cause contractions. Baby will still have plenty of colostrum when born.
Also, there is a lot of other stuff going on to cause them to swell. You have extra blood right now, and your blood vessels are expanding and growing to support the coming needs of baby (milk is made from blood).
You may feel some changes happening but you are not full of milk and there's no need to express it.

If you just realize that you are leaking,'you can grab a teaspoon to catch it and pour it in a syringe or something to freeze it. But trying to express is not a good idea, especially this early.
AllieReed
by Ruby Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 11:08 PM
No, leave them alone. They're supposed to feel swollen & full.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 4, 2017 at 11:10 PM
Every pregnancy is different. I wouldn't try pumping maybe hand express in the shower. Sore boobs is just part of pregnancy even if it wasn't as bad before. My 3rd hurt so bad I had to wear a regular bra with a sports bra on top so they didn't move at all.
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