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Question on Breastfeeding (piog)

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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This may be silly but I honestly don't

know.

So with my dd who is 12 months I lost my

supply and stopped breastfeeding around

6-8 weeks since I was working long shifts

and couldn't get my body to respond to

pumping.

I'm currently 22w pregnant and leaking

milk! Its not colostrum. It looks like

watered down skim milk.



Is it ok to pump now and start building a

supply for when the new addition comes?

Or heck, replace my dds formula with

expressed milk?



My mom saw that I was getting my pump

from storage (along with other things for

new baby) and she warned me not to

pump because it will screw with my supply for baby.



Any advice would be great!

Eta: my mom also only attempted to breastfeed her eldest and didn't try with get other two. She's not exactly an expert
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sj3starz
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Bump!
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teri4lance
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

no - attempting to pump now could trigger early labor. 

your body needs to follow it's natural pattern to produce colostrum for baby when she's newborn 

miranda_
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

BUMP!

shackelford8610
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM

 I heard that it can cause preterm labor since you havent been doing it the whole pregnancy... i wouldn't mess with it

luvmymunchkins3
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:09 PM
no it can cause labor
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scperdomo
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:10 PM
This.

Quoting teri4lance:

no - attempting to pump now could trigger early labor. 

your body needs to follow it's natural pattern to produce colostrum for baby when she's newborn 

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lulu_tattoos
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Pumping can cause contractions and lead to preterm labor.

What you have most likely IS colostrum. Just because it isn't gold doesn't mean its the milk that comes after the colostrum phase. You definitely want to still be producing colostrum for baby's first few days and follow the natural pattern of breastfeeding.
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angevil53
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM
I actually asked this same q a few weeks ago. One bfing counselor said it was fine if it's not hard and youdont overdo it. A majority said not to. I don't think it would start labor though. I know people who have nursed and pumped while pregnant. Also i had a bunch of nutjobs tell me i can't produce milk in pregnancy. Gah...i know what it looks and feels like. You might call wic and talk to a bfing counselor there.
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mem82
by Ruby Member on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM

yups

Quoting teri4lance:

no - attempting to pump now could trigger early labor. 

your body needs to follow it's natural pattern to produce colostrum for baby when she's newborn 


Heather2001
by Heather on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM

No, don't pump beforehand.

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