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linsilou posted:
So, I am pregnant with my second child, my first child turned a year old today but I already have milk coming in, and its not just colstrum, its actual milk. Can I pump this? Or should I just wait until after baby #2 arrives in September. Does anyone know?
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phoenix31674 responded:
I'm not an expert, but I would say no. First off, it is possible that pumping could cause preterm labor since I presume you've not been feeding your first child lately. Second, you will want to have colostrum come in for #2 because it is the number 1 source of antibodies for newborns.

But if you really have questions, please contact a certified lactation consultant to better answer these questions
 
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mom2laurenmckenna responded:
I completely agree w pp. A baby due in September still has at least 2 more months to go. Better "play it safe". There will be plenty of milk after delivery.


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