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Hand Expression Tutorial
Original was uploaded on 2020-10-05
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The trick to hand expression is discovering where to position your fingers. Experiment until you find the right spot. Having someone show you how is very helpful, too. Combining hand expression with breast massage can be a very effective way. Massage first, then express. Massage again, and repeat the hand- expressing routine.
Switch breasts every few minutes (five or six times in total at each expression) while rotating finger position around the breast. After expressing, all areas of the breast should feel soft. This process usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
How To Hand Express Breast Milk//TANDEM BREASTFEEDING ll BREAST MILK ll HAND EXPRESSION TUTORIAL
Breastfeeding or nursing is the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman’s breast. Health professionals recommend that breastfeeding begin within the first hour of a baby’s life and continued as often and as much as the baby wants.During the first few weeks of life babies may nurse roughly every two to three hours. The duration of a feeding is usually ten to fifteen minutes on each breast. Older children feed less often. Mothers may pump milk so that it can be used later when breastfeeding is not possible.Breastfeeding has a number of benefits to both mother and baby, which infant formula lacks.
14 Benefits of Breastfeeding:
– Helps prevent constipation
– Reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes
– Reduce the risk of various infections
– Helps prevent allergies and asthma
– Help prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome )
– Helps prevent tooth decay
– Baby smarter
– Creates closeness and bonding between mother and baby
– Helps the uterus return to normal size
– Helps the body control bleeding
– Reduce the risk of breast and uterine cancer
– Helping diet after giving birth
– Reducing the cost of purchasing infant formula
– saving time
Hand expression can also help in cases of engorgement and plugged ducts or mastitis. And combining hand expression with pumping has even been shown to increase the volume of milk that a mom pumps. And what about those times when you forgot your pump, your pump is malfunctioning, or your power has gone out? Hand expression to the rescue!
Wake Up Your Breasts With a Massage
The best part? It’s easier than you think to get started. Here’s what to do:
There is breast milk pooling throughout your breasts, and you want to get it flowing. Warm up your hands, then massage your breasts. Start from the armpits, and work your way toward the nipple. You can gently squeeze, knead, sweep your fingers in a circular motion, or walk your knuckles along your breasts.
Place Your Fingers in a “C” Shape Around Your Nipple
This usually works best with your thumb on top and forefinger/middle finger on bottom. Place the fingers about an inch or so from the base of the nipple, pad sides down. The exact location of finger placement varies from mother to mother, so experiment with where on the areola or breast tissue your “sweet spot” is.
Ready, Set, Go!
Once your fingers are in place, you are ready to express. Gently push your fingers toward your chest wall (you might notice the base of your nipple protruding now, with your fingers pushing your breast tissue back).
Next, roll your top and bottom fingers toward each other. At this point, you should see a drop or two of milk (that’s how you know you’re doing it right!).
Collect That Milk, Momma
Once you see milk coming out, keep going, and you will start to get into a rhythm. Change the placement of your fingers every now and then, so that you empty all the different areas of your breasts. And make sure you have an open bowl ready! After you’re done expressing, you can then transfer the milk to a bottle, spoon, or syringe for feeding, or to a storage bag.
Hand Expression of Breast Milk is the act of removing milk from your breast. Many women hand express breast milk to reduce engorgement, prevent let down, and save breast milk for later use. For some women, hand expression can be a more comfortable alternative to breast pumps. The process can be done anywhere, and without special tools or devices. It has also been shown to help the breasts produce more breast milk. Some women’s breast express breast milk more easily through skin to skin contact than through the use of a plastic pump.
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