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How to explain the difference between hand expression and pumping to a man

How to explain the difference between hand expression and pumping to a man

How would you explain the difference between hand expression and pumping to a man? That's easy! Breast pumps are medical devices, hands are the biological norm. Picture 1: Medical device Picture 2: your own hands! Making breast milk is not a medical condition!  #expressyourself  

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Hand expression vs. breast pump

Hand expression vs. breast pump

Here is a table comparing hand expression to pumping:

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Ancient lamp or breastbowl?

Ancient lamp or breastbowl?

I came across an article on the history of baby bottles. Earlier this year, the Swiss museum Alimentarium had an exhibition on the history of baby bottles. Their article states: "Antique feeding bottles, whether Etruscan, Hellenistic or Roman, retained a certain uniformity in terms of shape over a long period of time spanning thirteen centuries, from the 9th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D. Resembling small beakers with a handle, small enough to be held in the palm of the hand, they were a controversial subject for a long time. They were sometimes considered as feeding bottles but more frequently...

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The power of hand expression

Check out this recent article about the power of hand expression by Diana West, BA, IBCLC. She writes "It [hand expression] can be more reliable than a pump ... It's quieter than a pump when privacy is needed. It's certainly less expensive than a pump. But I think the most powerful aspect of hand expression is the way it affects our perception of our breasts and what they can do"  

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hand expression vs. pumping video

hand expression instructional video

Check it out! Here is the link: hand expression vs. pumping video Since I'm returning to my full time job soon, I decided to do a controlled comparison of hand expression vs. pumping to see which one goes quicker for me. I recorded this experiment.To summarize the results: I expressed about 20% more milk with my hand than with the pump. I was able to hand express milk when the pump was running dry. The hand expressed milk was less watery. Note that I haven't used my pump in months but I have hand expressed occasionally when I needed milk....

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