Re: 35 weeks... and questions
with the PPs. If you're considering pumping before birth, don't! It's an excellent way to induce labor and it won't bring your milk in faster. (Milk production can only happen after the placenta is delivered. With the placenta in place, you won't be able to trigger milk production.)
If you're thinking about pumping after birth, then it definitely could be useful if your baby isn't nursing well. Premies, small babies, jaundiced babies, sleepy babies- sometimes they just aren't good enough at nursing to stimulate and maintain a good milk supply. If your baby isn't a good nurser, then I would first contact a lactation consultant and have her advise you on how and how much to pump.
But if your baby is a good nurser, and is having adequate diapers (The best way to judge supply is to watch diaper output: good output = good input.), then I would not pump. It's too easy to pump to much and end up with an oversupply of milk, which sounds great but isn't, because you can end up with overactive letdown and plugged ducts and mastitis.
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