Can I pump while pregnant?

Thirty-one weeks pregnant, second pregnancy. Is it possible to start pumping, or is it true it will induce labor? I’ve been leaking SO much & I just feel like I could be freezing & saving it for baby. Or should I just let it go & not worry about it? I plan on asking the doctor at my appointment in a few days but figured I could get some stories or advice from other mamas beforehand.

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I’d wait until atleast 37 weeks you don’t want to risk it

I wouldn’t pump because yes it can start labor. If anything maybe get one of those Haaka things that suctions to boob and collects ??

Pumping can stimulate your nippples too much and put you into labor. Also you can start producing way more than you need to, I’d say if you want to save your milk buy one of the breast cups that collect it and freeze it rather than manually getting the milk out yourself

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It definitely starts contractions I’m 35 weeks and it definitely starts to contract even in my last pregnancy too

You could drip catch it, but not pumping

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They make little rubber milk catchers you can put on your nipple that will store what you’re leaking

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You can get inserts to put in your bra to catch what you leak and then you can freeze what you want for baby :woman_shrugging:

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There are bra inserts that catch the milk. I forget what’s they are called, but I’m sure you can google it.

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These are super helpful. Then you’re not pumping but not missing any milk :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Or something like this but I definitely wouldn’t recommend pumping

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Wait it can send you into labor

I was told to massage my breasts and collect the colostrum into syringes - then again I am a type 1 diabetic and my bubba needed as much as I could produce. It didn’t induce me xx

I’m 37 weeks pregnant and still breastfeeding my 2.5 yr old. It can cause uterine contractions, BUT unless you are at risk for preterm or been told by your OB not to, there’s no problem pumping. You might not want to so early only because you might exhaust your colostrum supply and need to drop or spoon feed it to baby once born.

I’m curious how mothers did it back in the old days. No birth control and breast feeding… I am assuming back to back pregnancy’s you would continue to feed your 1st baby while growing the second ? So I would think you would be able to pump? A good question for a nurse or doctor :slightly_smiling_face:

It could induce labor be safe to just wait maybe talk to your dr

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Go get the little bags you can sicken to ur nipples and catch breastmilk

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Don’t pump… get a breast shell that catches the leaking milk.

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Do not pump any sort of nipple stimulation can jumpstart labor.

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Wait, there is no need to start saving up now and you really don’t want to risk anything. Your body will produce what baby needs when baby needs it but if start pulling you’re going to throw your body out if sync with your baby and it could cause mastocytosis which is extremely painful

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