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Old 04-11-2012, 06:19 AM   #1
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Pumping during pregnancy?

Weird question: I'm 37w+1 and I express colostrum in the shower every night. Empty boobs just feel better than full for me. If I've eaten oatmeal that day and drank my quart of RRL, I'm getting a substantial amount of colostrum that I would really love to not watch run down the drain! If hand expression isn't causing me any issues, would using a manual pump work? Or maybe I should express it into some vials instead? Colostrum is medicine here, and I'd much prefer not to waste it! If I can pump, how can I store small amounts without losing anything?


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Old 04-11-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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Re: Pumping during pregnancy?

I'd be very careful with that. Pumping would be a level of nipple stimulation that could induce labor. But if it does, the type of contraction that it produces is close to how pitocin works, and is longer than a natural contraction. It probably wouldn't bother you, but it could bother your little boy!
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:50 AM   #3
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At 37 weeks, it is considered safe to use pumping to initiate contractions/labor. Talk to your care provider about your specific situation.

That said, it is 100% ok to store that colostrum for later. If hand expression is working for you, then I would hand express into small vials. I believe medela makes some small vials specifically for colostrum.
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