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August 7th, 2012, 04:17 PM
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so I think I may have gotten my first bit of totally unsolicited and absolutely retarded baby advice.

I was just told that If im going to breast feed I should start pumping now to establish my supply B4 the baby gets here because it will be much harder to establish it while im recovering from giving birth.

um I not even sure if that is actually possible to do but if it is why would I want to?

I was under the impression the colostrum you have for the first few days was extremely good for baby and i wouldn't have that if i already established a supply

also why the F would i want to be pumping milk for 4 months b4 I even have a kid what would I even do with all that milk?

and finally i was also under the impression it is much harder to establish a supply with pumping then with direct breast feeding so why go through all the trouble?

whats the deal with this one is all my info seriously wrong or is this lady just incredibly stupid?


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I looked it up and I was right to start with its not even possible..... your milk wont come in till after even if you pump so the whole thing was bull hockey to start with not to mention terribly inconvinant even if it was true. additionally nipple stimulation is a form of natural induction and pumpin previous to birth can potintionly cause pre term labor.

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the fact that i can even find an awnser to that question concerns me though it means this myth is actually common enough that a web page had to be made to tell ppl not to do it. I wonder how something like this even got started.
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August 7th, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Do not pump. The baby will need your colostrum while your milk is letting down after you have your LO. Pumping vs Letting the baby nurse your baby will get more out of your BBS then when you pump. After baby is here is when you start pumping after baby has ate to help build your supply. Not before.
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August 7th, 2012, 04:26 PM
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That's pretty hilarious and probably the dumbest thing I've heard in a while!
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August 7th, 2012, 04:37 PM
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That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard! You don't have any milk to pump! Wait til baby gets here, let them nurse and get the colostrum and then just nurse on demand to establish a good supply according to baby's demands! You're right. When you pump, you don't get the true amount that baby would actually get from directly nursing. So while you might pump 4 oz from one side, baby could actually be getting 6 or 8.
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August 7th, 2012, 06:52 PM
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that is the most dumbest thing i have heard.
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August 7th, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Wow! So, the person who gave you that advice has obviously not actually nursed their own child I'm guessing!
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August 7th, 2012, 07:08 PM
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That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard! You don't have any milk to pump! Wait til baby gets here, let them nurse and get the colostrum and then just nurse on demand to establish a good supply according to baby's demands! You're right. When you pump, you don't get the true amount that baby would actually get from directly nursing. So while you might pump 4 oz from one side, baby could actually be getting 6 or 8.
I love that smilie, every time I see it I bust out laughing.

I agree with everyone else!!
That is some stupid advice, for sure!!

How does this person think the cavewomen fed their babies? lol they must have made their own little handy pumps out of rocks and sticks to make sure to build their nice big supply before their cavebabies came. .
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August 7th, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Who told you that?
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August 7th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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FALSE!!!! I am a LLL leader. I can answer any questions. I am also still nursing my 3.5 yr old too and plan to continue nursing her and baby. When she was born in March 09, I never leaked prior to birth. And had just colostrum for first few days and my milk came in at day 4. Baby doesn't need more than the colostrum the first few days.

Anyone who is going to breastfeed- I recommend buying Womanly Art of Breastfeeding written by LLL. It's the bible to BFing!!'. Also I totally think every pregnant mama should attend at least 2-3 LLL support meetings to see other bf moms in action and to meet leaders and other moms. It's much easier to get support before you have your baby then after you give birth and have may have issues. I can't tell you how many moms call me with 1-2 wk old babies with issues - so normal and I've helped many moms thru struggles- but so many moms give up and regret it later on.
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August 8th, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Doh!! what an idiot. She should be tested for being crazy. I am glad you are getting better advice on here. List to these ladies instead.
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