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Doctor insights on: How To Use A Breast Pump To Induce Labor

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Does using a breast pump to stimulate breasts, help to bring on labor and or contractions?

Does using a breast pump to stimulate breasts, help to bring on labor and or contractions?

It can: Breast and more specifically nipple stimulation can be used to stimulate labor. It works for some. This should not be done without getting clearance by the doctor taking care of you. It is important to verify that you are a candidate for this before undergoing this procedure. ...Read more

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Is it okay/safe to use a breast pump for a year?

Is it okay/safe to use a breast pump for a year?

SAFEUSE BREAST PUMP: Yes it is safe and there is no reason why you can not. ...Read more

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How long will I need to use a breast pump? How many months am I going to need to be hooking myself up to a breast pump after I give birth? .

How long will I need to use a breast pump? How many months am I going to need to be hooking myself up to a breast pump after I give birth? .

Why use one?: Simply letting the baby be your breast pump is one way to avoid it's use. They are mush better at emptying you than the pump & preparation for use is a lot less burdensome. If you want one around for any reason, use it as long as you wish. ...Read more

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How long will I need to use a breast pump? How many months am I going to need to be hooking myself up to a breast pump after I give birth? .

Depends: On how long you plan to nurse and how often you will need to be away from the baby. Make sure you talk to a lactation consultant and other moms who have nursed to get lots of advice. The best part about pumping (besides knowing your baby is getting great nutrition when you are not there) is being able to nurse and not dealing with bottles when you are home with him or her. ...Read more

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Why would a woman use a breast pump?

Why would a woman use a breast pump?

Express milk: Pumps are used to express breast milk. So it can be given via a bottle or stored for later use. ...Read more

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Can I use normal breast pump to enlarge breasts?

Can I use normal breast pump to enlarge breasts?

Won't work: A breast pump is not going to result in breast enlargement. There are special pumps that can result in some increase in the size of the breasts. ...Read more

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Which breast pump works best? Are any more convenient to use at work?

Which breast pump works best? Are any more convenient to use at work?

Breast pump: Check out "Breast pump buying guide " at http://www. Consumerreports. Org/cro/breast-pumps/buying-guide. Htm ...Read more

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I use manual breast pump four times in a day. Will it misshape my breast or nipples? I had problems with direct feeding as baby was not latching properly.

I use manual breast pump four times in a day. Will it misshape my breast or nipples? I had problems with direct feeding as baby was not latching properly.

Congratulations: Congratulations on your baby! The manual breast pump will not cause any lasting problems to your breasts or nipples. Good for you for pumping so that your baby will get your milk - it's not easy! ...Read more

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Is it better to rent or to buy a breast pump?

Is it better to rent or to buy a breast pump?

Yes and no.: If you can afford to buy and you plan on using it often and/or for multiple newborn/infants go for it. Renting is also just as good but the equipment is not yours to keep. You can always pass it on to a friend if you buy (or buy from someone you know). ...Read more

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How long should I breast pump and for how long if I took a 1mg xanex?

How long should I breast pump and for how long if I took a 1mg xanex?

Xanax (alprazolam) not recommend: Although adverse effects and data are scarce on infants breastfed by moms taking Xanax (alprazolam) as prescribed it is generally felt not to be the drug of choice since it has a relatively longer half life than other drugs as well as active metabolites. Depending on the age of the infant it can cause effects. Can you NOT use ANYTHING while breastfeeding? If not, consider Lorazepam or Oxazepam as substitutes. ...Read more

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Can you fix inverted nipples using a breast pump?

Can you fix inverted nipples using a breast pump?

Breast pump: The breast pump will not turn innies into outies (not medical terminology). But the rhythmic suction of the breast pump will likely cause them to protrude allowing for milk secretion. ...Read more

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Why does excessive breast pumping tend to dry up milk? I am breast pump and breast feeding. I am afraid of drying out

Why does excessive breast pumping tend to dry up milk? I am breast pump and breast feeding. I am afraid of drying out

You have to be relax: Stressing yourself out and worrying too much may contribute to drying you up. You can use fenugreek to increase milk production by 900 % per research studies! Drink plenty of fluids and get enough sleep 8 hours straight. Good luck. Fyi -pumping helps stimulate milk production not the other way around. ...Read more

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How do I clean my breast pump?

How do I clean my breast pump?

Rinse/dishwasher: The pump itself isn't meant to be "cleaned"-- only the parts that touch you and touch the milk need to be washed. Check the manufacturer's instructions, but for most of them the reservoir bottles and the funnel-shaped part that goes against your breast (sometimes called the "shield") can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. The tubing can be rinsed out by hand. ...Read more

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Is there any way to try out a breast pump?

Is there any way to try out a breast pump?

Yes: Sure! You can rent one from most hospitals that deliver babies. Just call the lactation consultant at your nearby hospital and they will usually be able to get you a hospital-grade pump. You will need to purchase your own sterile equipment that will be used only for your baby. They are usually able to provide this for you to purchase as well. ...Read more

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Would a breast pump help make breasts bigger?

Would a breast pump help make breasts bigger?

No.: The breasts enlarge naturally with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding. Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). Building up pectoral muscles can lead to the breasts sitting on the chest wall in a manner that is attractive but will not increase cup size. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: breast pump?

Breast pump: A breast pump is used to pump breast milk. There are manual pumps and electric pumps. Both are effective, but the electric breast pump is efficient also. ...Read more

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What to do if I wanna enlarge my breasts. Is breast pump a safe option?

What to do if I wanna enlarge my breasts. Is breast pump a safe option?

No: Breast pump is used to extract milk for breast feeding. Breast enlargement can be done only surgically. ...Read more

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Does frequent breast pump dries milk up?

Does frequent breast pump dries milk up?

Not specifically: A breast pump is not as efficient as a babies latch & feeding in extracting milk. If milk is left behind, the mechanism may take it as an indication that the baby is weaning & slow production. ...Read more

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Breast has red pumps after buying used breast pump?

Breast has red pumps after buying used breast pump?

Need to get checked: You know, lots of things can happen as you first start nursing. If the pump was clean, probably not related to the rash; but really since a baby is involved and could be affected, you need to have your breasts checked for irritation, inflammation, and infection. ...Read more

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Can I be allergic to the breast shield of my breast pump?

Can I be allergic to the breast shield of my breast pump?

It is possible: Most current shields are made of soft silicone. While usually not allergenic, it is possible to develop allergic contact dermatitis. Older shields were of harder silicone or latex, both of which are more likely to cause local reactions. If you have sensitive skin or are dermatographic (pressure on the skin causing a welt), just the pressure of the shield may cause local welting. ...Read more

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How soon should I start using a breast pump after delivery of premie?

How soon should I start using a breast pump after delivery of premie?

As soon as possible: After delivery of a preemie, you should start pumping as soon as possible. Your OB can show you how to save & store your milk for your baby. The benefits for your baby are many & I commend you for asking. Talk to your doc if you have trouble or ask to talk to a certified lactation consultant. Good luck. ...Read more

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