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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
239 doctors shared insights

Breast Pumping (Overview)

A breast pump can help prevent painful engorgement (enlarged breasts). It can also help keep the milk supply up while you and your baby become accustomed to breastfeeding, or if you are separated from your baby. (For example: If the baby is in an NICU or if you have to go back to work.)


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Will breast pumping make my boobs perky?

Will breast pumping make my boobs perky?

Temporarily: After breast feeding is gone, usually so is "perky". ...Read more

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
239 doctors shared insights

Breast Pumping (Overview)

A breast pump can help prevent painful engorgement (enlarged breasts). It can also help keep the milk supply up while you and your baby become accustomed to breastfeeding, or if you are separated from your baby. (For example: If the baby is in an NICU or if you have to go back to work.)


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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
once
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Can you start breast pumping again after you stopped for about 3 days?

Can you start breast pumping again after you stopped for about 3 days?

Yes you can: You can resume breast pumping if you wish to reestablish your milk supply. It may not be successful in fully restoring milk production, but it may work for many women. ...Read more

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Breast pumping is just as nutritious as feeding directly from the breast?

Breast pumping is just as nutritious as feeding directly from the breast?

Yes, but: Your pumping effort can never extract as much milk as baby can during a feeding.With less extracted, you run the risk of decreasing your supply and eventually needing to supplement. Breastfeeding is an event, where baby listens to your heart beating as it did in the womb. It finds this peaceful and endears baby to mom. Nutrition is equal, experience never can be. ...Read more

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Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Breast pumps, lactai: In non-pregnant women who are adopting a newborn, a combination of pumping, prolactin and a galactologue, such as domperidone, an orphan drug, will result in lactation after a few weeks. This should be done under the supervision of a physician who is a breastfeeding expert and follow one of the available protocols. ...Read more

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Will enough breast pumping allow a man to lactate?

Will enough breast pumping allow a man to lactate?

No: The male breast does not have the same anatomy as the female breast. The female breast has tissue that is specialized to produce milk. The male breast does not. ...Read more

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Do breast pumping really help you go into labor?

It can - avoid it!: Nipple stimulation and/or breast pumping increase the maternal blood concentration of oxytocin that stimulates uterine contractions and can trigger labor. Avoid this completely! it can lead to fetal death and other adverse perinatal outcomes.. ...Read more