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    Default Breast pumping in third trimester

    Hi ladies

    Just need a little reassurance as i got my breast pump today and silly me thought i would give it a whirl.

    Im 28 weeks and only used it for about 1 minute but had some colostrum come out.

    Just wanting to make sure it isn't going to make me go into labour as i didn't think to check beforehand.

    Thanks ladies

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    Any kind of breast stimulation can potentially kick off labour. The recommendation is to wait until at least 34 weeks before commencing any expressing. If you start getting any twinges/Braxton hicks, then stop immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M'LadyEm View Post
    Any kind of breast stimulation can potentially kick off labour. The recommendation is to wait until at least 34 weeks before commencing any expressing. If you start getting any twinges/Braxton hicks, then stop immediately.
    Thank you - i literally only did it for a minute tops just to see what it was like then stopped. This wouldn't be enough to induce labour would it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsLadyBugg View Post
    Thank you - i literally only did it for a minute tops just to see what it was like then stopped. This wouldn't be enough to induce labour would it?
    If you're not having and BH, tightenings, cramping etc you're probably fine. Just hold off until you're further along. I know what it's like to want to play with a new toy though haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M'LadyEm View Post
    If you're not having and BH, tightenings, cramping etc you're probably fine. Just hold off until you're further along. I know what it's like to want to play with a new toy though haha.
    Haha thanks hun, couldn't help myself ☺️☺️ really appreciate your advice 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsLadyBugg View Post
    Haha thanks hun, couldn't help myself ☺️☺️ really appreciate your advice 😊
    No probs. I'm a big advocate for antenatal expressing so give it 6 weeks and then you can go for your life (within reason of course).

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    I had to express before birth due to Gestational Diabetes but was told by my OB not to do so before 36 weeks.

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