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Will nipple stimulation induce labor?

Will nipple stimulation induce labor?

Effective 4 some : Nipple stimulation can be effective for some. It triggers a release of a hormone called oxytocin from the brain. Always get clearance from your doctor first. Gently rubbing, tweaking the nipples over time will lead to some uterine contractions. ...Read more

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Is pitocin (oxytocin) always necessary after section? Doesn't nursing cause uterus to contract?

Is pitocin (oxytocin) always necessary after section? Doesn't nursing cause uterus to contract?

Usually and yes: Pitocin (oxytocin) is almost always used after a cesarean delivery to insure that the uterus stays contracted and minimize blood loss. Nursing causes the body to produce it's own Pitocin (oxytocin) which will also cause the uterus to contract and decrease bleeding. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

Can drinking milk help grow breast bigger during pregnancy?

No: Drinking milk is good for you and the baby and most women's breasts usually become larger from the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your body makes.It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions.Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make.Distressed babies need to be delivered asap. ...Read more

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Do breast pumping and nipple stimulating really work to help you go in labor?

Do breast pumping and nipple stimulating  really work to help you go in labor?

Contractions: Nipple stimulation can elicit release of Pitocin (oxytocin) which will cause the uterus to contract but is not likely to be a direct cause of labor. ...Read more

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Does having prostaglandin to induce labor hurt?

No: Prostaglandins are innate compounds within the body. ...Read more

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Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...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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Are there ways to induce lactation in a non-pregnant woman by suckling her nipples over time?

Are there ways to induce lactation in a non-pregnant woman by suckling her nipples over time?

A slight chance: There have been case reports of this being successful, but there are many factors. If the woman has previously lactated, there is a better chance for success. It is unlikely induced lactation can be enough for all the infants needs. A nursing supplementor is often used. Even if milk is scant, the act of breastfeeding can provide bonding with the mother and infant. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Nipple inversion: Yes breast feeding or pumping can cause nipple inversion because of loosening the tissue around the nipple. ...Read more

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What can increase your breast milk supply? Milk slowing down and i want to continue breast feeding (possibly pregnant again)

What can increase your breast milk supply? Milk slowing down and i want to continue breast feeding (possibly pregnant again)

Feed to make more: The primary inducement to increased volume is frequent and efficient emptying. If you are introducing solids, make sure you breast feed first, and use the solids as a skill builder rather than a nutrition source. We want baby to learn how to take solids, but not to the point your flow drops.Pleanty of fluids and a balanced diet helps, la leche league has some good info available on their sites. ...Read more

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Can doctos decide to induce labour due to gallstone pain?

Can doctos decide to induce labour due to gallstone pain?

Yes: If you are near term and having a bout of acute cholecystitis that need surgery it's often safer to do the delivery and then have surgery. Otherwise if it is a minor episode then they usually let it pass. ...Read more

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39 weeks completed.90 effaced and 2.5 dialated.Any prediction?Any natural ways to imduce labor

39 weeks completed.90 effaced and 2.5 dialated.Any prediction?Any natural ways to imduce labor

Anxious 4 labor: Since we do not know completely what triggers natural labor to begin, it is difficult to give advice on how to quicken its appearance. Your cervix is very favorable for natural labor to begin soon but you can be dilated, as you are, for a number of weeks. Staying physically active is your best bet. Sexual activity makes the uterus contract but it doesn't seem too successful in starting labor. ...Read more