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Expressing milk by hand (manual expression) is one way to collect breast milk. But it takes a long time to empty a breast all the way. And it is rarely practical if you plan to return to work.
Expressing a small amount of milk from both breasts can help relieve a breast that is engorged and make it easier to breastfeed.
To express milk manually:
Current as of:
June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineKirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and GynecologySarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology & Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
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