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    Default Nipple stimulation

    Ok so this may sound like a silly question but if I use a breast pump for nipple stimulation will it waste precious colostrum? Should I save any I get and freeze it?

    TIA

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    Did you have any difficulties feeding your other kids? Are you expecting bub to need extra help when they arrive (special care etc)?

    If not, i wouldn't bother. You will make colustrum when bub arrives and they can get it direct from you. This helps them learn and baby sucking will help bring your milk in.

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    Thanks Hotl! No no dramas feeding my other boys.
    Probable won't work but worth a try!

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    I don't think you need a pump to get the possible induction benefits of nipple stimulation... Just get nekkid with your DP, have some cuddles and get him to have a play! It's as much about the "love" hormones as anything and being close to your SO and feeling the lurve can be beneficial.

    I wouldn't want to be wasting colostrum...

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    Ummm just pinching did the trick for me... some reason i thought it was a great idea around 5am after 2 hours sleep and it actually worked.
    That was after two weeks of trying intermittently with no success.
    When it did work, baby born 18 hours later lol.

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    you won't be wasting it, you'll just make more.


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