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Nipple stimulation, Did it work for you?


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#1 1miss2littlemen

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

So following a attempted sweep yesterday and an irritated cervix I am wondering if nipple stimulation is any good and if it worked for you?
Can you give me any advice ect?? Thanks

#2 cinnabubble

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

No no no. I tweaked until my nipples were literally bruised and still didn't avoid an induction (well, Cervidil, then my body took over). In turn, that made establishing breastfeeding with a perpetually hungry baby agonising.

On the whole, I don't recommend it.

#3 1miss2littlemen

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:10 PM

My midwife suggested it and I just saw that you can do it with a pump??

#4 Rosiebubs

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

No luck here! I did it by hand, with a breast pump and even expressed colostrum just to see what would happen. I was having regular BH at the time, and they got slightly more intense but that's it.
I was induced both times (42 weeks and 40 + 10), with just the gel. Induction was not bad at all. Good luck!

#5 1miss2littlemen

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

No one else?? Lol surely there are more then two people who have tried it??

#6 Sheep

Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

Nipple stimulation, sex, long walks, spicy food, nothing worked..


#7 monkeys mum

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:34 AM

With my last I had a stretch n sweep at my appt then went n booked in for an induction the following monday so six days later. I went into labour late thursday night so maybe give it a day or two and see what happens.

#8 TwiceThe Woman

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:52 AM

Often an SnS can take 2 to 4 days to really kick things off.  As said before, SnS followed by sex (a.s.a.p.racticle) and a good hot curry - spicy enough to get your bowels moving.
Did they mention the state of your cervix?  If it is long, thick and completely uneffaced, it can take a few shots. Doesn't always work though.  I do support the idea that after all the usual tricks to no avail, admission the night before induction and prostagladins paste via speculum - at least it may soften the cx up enough to help things along IYKWIM.
Hope the experience all goes well for you and you go off naturally.
All the best.

#9 LenaK

Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:13 AM

Didn't work for me either OP. I tried every trick in the book! Hope your little one makes an appearance soon.

#10 Cuddlesnkisses

Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:55 AM

Worked for me.  I pumped 10 minutes a side each hour.  After 3 hours ( 30 minutes each side total) I gave up think it was ridiculous.  3 hours later my water broke and labour started soon after.

Prior to that i had tried, sex, accupuncter, reflexology, walking, hot food.

#11 Natttmumm

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

I have been trying it. Now 39 plus 3. Last night had contractions for 3 hours or so and then it all fizzled out - very annoying as i was up all night? Nothing today. I think I've decided to give up and wait for my induction next week. I'm going to enjoy my last few days with only having 2 kids



#12 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

not at all!

#13 123Pinkblossom

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

Yes! It worked for me.I had my waters broken and then the midwives suggested the electric breast pump for about 20mins every hour. After 2 hours my contractions were 3 minutes apart. original.gif

#14 Soontobegran

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

I tend to think it is like all other natural induction methods and will only work if you are actually ripe and ready to go anyway.
At 38 + weeks it may be a little too early?

It never worked for me...just hurt my nipples so they were tender for breast feeding. sad.gif

#15 Roobear

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

I was breastfeeding DD when I was pregnant with DS and we had our usual morning feed and the contractions certainly ramped up after that and became regular however I had been in serious prelabour the previous 24 hours - loss of plug, show and irregular contractions had started before our feed so I was probably going into labour sometime that morning anyway.

Edited by Roobear, 13 February 2013 - 10:38 PM.


#16 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

I was breastfeeding my DD 4-5 times a day in the hope that it would work, and it didnt. I had 4 S&S and was 3cm dilated for weeks before I finally went into labour

#17 pippityroo

Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:08 AM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 13/02/2013, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I tend to think it is like all other natural induction methods and will only work if you are actually ripe and ready to go anyway.
At 38 + weeks it may be a little too early?

I agree with STBG.

Though the only time nipple stimulation did anything for me, was when I breastfed DD2. Feeding her created contractions, but I never stimulated my nipples to induce labour (mainly cause I had her there to, do it via BF anyway), but then I didn't really get the chance as DD3 was born on due date.

Edited by PippityRoo, 14 February 2013 - 06:09 AM.




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