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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 08:38 AM   1
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Using a breast pump to induce labour?


So what are the pros and cons?

How long should u do it for and if u start to pump coloustrum will that effect the amount your bubs recieves once it's born?



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 09:03 AM   2
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I don't believe in any of the supposed ways to start labour; IMO you go into labour when your body and the baby have decided it's the right time. Supposedly the movement of sex will unduce labour, but I went on a 2000 mile trip across Europe in a bumpy transit when I was 36 weeks, and nothing happened. If bumpy sex was going to induce labour, I would have had the baby on the hard shoulder.

Honestly the only pro I can think of is that you get to meet your LO sooner if it works. If it doesn't work, you've wasted your colostrum, the baby never gets to have it, and your boobs are now producing milk when the baby isn't even here yet.

I don't think it's worth limiting the amount of colostrum your baby will get by pumping it away before it's born. The colostrum is limited already, and by pumping it, you're saving less for the baby. Remember this is where the baby gets all the first nutrients from, as well as passing antibodies from you to the baby to boost it's immune system. I don't think it's worth giving that up for the sake of going into labour a few days early.



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 09:13 AM   3
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I also do not believe in any of the ways to start labour.

I used the breast pump for a while to try (I didn't produce any colostrum at that time, so none was wasted). I used it for 6 minutes on either side on about 3 occasions at full term. I did the sex, the curries, the RLT, the pineapple, the long long walks, the running up stairs, the walking up stairs sideways, the birthing ball exercises and 5 prostyn pessaries over two admissions to hospital one week apart. None of it worked. I am now a true believer in the dictum that baby will come when it wants to.

The only thing I didn't try was the castor oil because the anecdotal evidence suggested that some harm could come to the baby and I wan't prepared to risk that.



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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 09:28 AM   4
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That was my concern too- I wouldn't want to deprive bubs of anything!

No I wouldn't try caster oil either!

Think I'm too ill to go into labour at the moment any way! I feel like death at the moment. Off to the doctors later in the hope they can make me feel a bit better!



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 09:42 AM   5
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I've certainly not heard of this way of inducing labour, but if it works, let me know! lol

I don't think you can waste colostrum, surley your boobs produce more for bubs? I've been producing it for weeks now, and the MW told me not to worry about the waste.



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 10:06 AM   6
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I've certainly not heard of this way of inducing labour, but if it works, let me know! lol

I don't think you can waste colostrum, surley your boobs produce more for bubs? I've been producing it for weeks now, and the MW told me not to worry about the waste.
There is a limit to the colostrum you produce, and the baby should get as much as possible. The more it gets, the more benefits it gets. The colostrum you may leak before the birth is only slight, so there will still be enough for the baby when it's born, but we're talking about pumping it here, and so your body would be drained of it until your milk comes in.



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 10:14 AM   7
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Dont do it, you just end up with sore nipples to add to your list of misery!



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 11:08 AM   8
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http://www.babyandbump.com/pregnancy...ease-help.html

Here's a thread from last week (I think) that discusses some stuff...
From my experience (asked dr about it for building up stores) he - my doctor - recommended not trying it.



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 11:10 AM   9
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I read somewhere you would have to do this for several hours for it to work..



 
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Old Jun 10th, 2010, 12:40 PM   10
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I dont think bumpy sex brings it on i think its the sperm?

Never bloody worked for me anyway and i aint doing it again, it was crap! LOL!

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