Resources

This is a list of resources on hand expression and the breastbowl.

Watch the breastbowl in action:

- Video about hand expression vs. pumping:

- Mesmerizing video showing breastbowl in action:

 

Learning hand expression:

- Rebecca Serroul (Childbirth Educator and Doula), Tummies to Toes
Rebecca has been supporting new families for many years. She teaches hand expression in group or private lessons.
- The MilkinMama 
The MilkinMama specializes in teaching hand expression. She developed the "Go milk yourself" method, wrote a book about hand expression (Go milk yourself!) and offers ONLINE workshops and private sessions. 
"Hand expression takes practice.  With the right information and support, every breastfeeding mama can learn this important skill.   On its own or in conjunction with pumping, this age-old strategy can help increase output and maximize supply.   Imagine being able to express your milk wherever and whenever you want.  With the right practice, hand expression can and will change your breastfeeding life forever!"

Online resources

- The Basics of Breast Massage and Hand expression: Video by Maya Bolman and Ann M. Witt (IBCLCs) that explains why and how to hand express (many examples).

- YouTube video with instructions for hand expression. This video shows what it looks like to express mature milk.

- Global Health Media video with instructions for hand expression. This video shows what it looks like to express colostrum/ early milk. It also shows the structure of the breast during hand expression.

 

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