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  1. #1
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    Default hand expressed milk

    i was hoping someone could tell me how to collect the milk i get from hand expression. this seems to be the only way only way that i can get milk right now but it's only a few drops at a time. is there a way i could catch it to save it and feed it to chase. tia

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    Default Re: hand expressed milk

    I've heard most moms who do manual expression use a bowl of some sort to collect it.

    Mama to Adeline Brett, breastfed for 4.5 years (12/14/05) and little Eliza June, new tiny sprite in my arms and still learning the ropes (7/18/10)

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  3. #3
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    Default Re: hand expressed milk

    I was only getting a few drops at first too, you'll find it turns into sprays within a few days. I was collecting mine in a bottle, but there was only a drop or two! Once I started getting more it was much easier to collect, I would pour it (or tap the bottle to make it come out) into a teat and feed it to him that way.
    Well done for getting those drops! It's really exciting.

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