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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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Instructional video: Maximizing milk production

hand expression instructional video

Here is an instructional video about handexpression made by researchers from Stanford University: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html At about 3 minutes into the video there is an example of hand expression vs. pumping. Even though hand expression was done after pumping, hand expression extracted more milk than pumping from both breasts.

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