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    Default hand expressions!! This helped greatly (added link)

    Ok so I was wondering if I could express with small boobs... this video helped so much..... I thought my small boobs hindered me...
    http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastf...xpression.html (edited to add, sorry!)


    off to try!
    Last edited by @llli*babygurl; August 8th, 2007 at 10:57 AM.
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: hand expressions!! This helped greatly

    Oh my goodness I got 1oz in 7 mins on my first try...this is so awesome...thanks to all the ladies that recommended this...

    Now one question, what do you do with the other boob while you expressing? I had a let down and the milk was flowing, I just wish i could catch it. I was using a 4 oz bottle to catch the milk but when I was expressing one boob, the other one was leaking SO MUCH milk!!! Should I set a bowl under me... I did it standing up in the mirror, I probably could ger more if I sat down...

    Ok another ?- how often should I be doing this?
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: hand expressions!! This helped greatly

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    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: hand expressions!! This helped greatly

    So glad to hear that it's working for you!

    Are you hand expressing in order to save up for your return to work? And how much time do you have before your return?

    And yes, you absolutely can save the milk that is leaking from the other side. A strategically placed bowl usually does the trick!

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    Default Re: hand expressions!! This helped greatly

    I have started hand expressing b/c I haven't receieved my pump yet and i wanted to see if baby likes the nipples I purchased. I don't know if i will be able to hand express enough to return to work though...
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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