It is definitely not a good idea. Any form of nipple stimulation, squeezing, sucking or pumping, can release Oxytocin which can cause contractions. At 25 weeks, this is definitely not something you want to happen.
I'd don't think it's unsafe, but it's not recommended. There is no reason that you should need to do this. Your milk will come in on it's own after the baby is born. If it is getting squeezed out on accident. then it is probably OK. Just be a bit more careful, it's not at all necessary to do.
I am also 25 weeks pregnant. My doctor told me not to squeeze colostrum from my nipples or even stimulate them very much, doing so can release oxitotion (I don't know the correct spelling) which can cause contractions, and lead to premature labor. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!
I am 30 weeks pregnant and I was wondering the same thing cuz mine only leak if I squeeze them but my husband says that when he sucks on them he doesn't notice anything coming out so I was wondering if that's normal or not. Also if it's not ok to squeeze, suck, or pump then how come people can breast feed while pregnant and have no early contractions??
In the third trimester, some pregnant women begin to leak colostrum from their breasts. Colostrum is the first milk that your breasts produce for the baby. It is a thick, yellowish fluid containing antibodies that protect newborns from infection.
Then it isn't colostrum. This only appears after giving birth. You should probably go see your doctor and find out what you are expressing from your breasts and why. Hope this helps!
Once your breasts fill with milk, the nipple can be squeezed to expell the liquid. Also while pregnant the breasts can leak something called colostrum which is what the baby eats when it is first born.
Leaking small amounts of colostrum is normal, but leaking blood from you breasts (unless they are cracked, dry and irritated, may not be normal. Ask your OB. Leaking small amounts of colostrum is normal, but leaking blood from you breasts (unless they are cracked, dry and irritated, may not be normal. Ask your OB.
If there is any chance that you are pregnant, take a test. You may have an infection. Speak to your doctor about it.
Although most women experience some colostrum earlier in their pregnancy, it is also normal to get colostrum later. It just depends on your body. I would not worry unless you have no milk after baby is born. You may even have colostrum now, but it just needs to be expressed. Sometimes, it is hard for the colostrum to let down.
Its not colostrum coming from your breasts. Colostrum comes out after delivery and first time of breast feeding. Take a pregnancy test for $8.00 and stop wondering.
I had my last period 1 1/2 months ago had a blood test done 2 weeks ago but my breasts are leaking colostrum. Am i pregnant? I stopped breastfeeding my second child October 2006, might it be due to this that the milk is just still working itself out
as your breasts start preparing to nurse as soon as you are pregnant you may well secrete a little colostrum at 16 weeks, especially if you have had a baby before.