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    This video from the Stanford School of Medicine shows how to maximize the amount you pump by using breast massage and hand expression.

    It's specifically aimed at mothers who are exclusively pumping because their babies are preemies in the NICU, but the techniques will work for anyone.

    Maximizing Milk Production with Hands On Pumping
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    This is an awesome video thank you for sharing

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    Default Re: Maximizing Production When Pumping

    Lots of other great resources on that website!
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    Thanks for posting!
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    Thank you for the video.
    I am having a hard time pumping at work. I pump only with some massage and I am only getting about 4 ounce total in one hour.
    I am using an 8 year old Medela Pump In Style double breastpump.

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    I have been working on hand expressing since I saw this video. I was shocked at how much milk I could get. But most of the milk ends up running down over my fingers and down my breast and not into the bottle. Any suggestions to help me?

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    very helpful!! thanks!
    SAHM to Kwesi
    DS born 12/10/2010 (2lbs 7oz) @ 32 weeks due to IUGR
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    we happily

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*LLLKaren View Post
    This video from the Stanford School of Medicine shows how to maximize the amount you pump by using breast massage and hand expression.

    It's specifically aimed at mothers who are exclusively pumping because their babies are preemies in the NICU, but the techniques will work for anyone.

    Maximizing Milk Production with Hands On Pumping
    Brilliant video thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*crylan View Post
    I have been working on hand expressing since I saw this video. I was shocked at how much milk I could get. But most of the milk ends up running down over my fingers and down my breast and not into the bottle. Any suggestions to help me?
    I had this problem early on. Honestly, if you just lean over the bottle (instead of trying to put the bottle up to your breast) so that you boob is hanging over the bottle, it should go right in (with the occassional loose cannon). a 45 degree angle should work.

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    Default Re: Maximizing Production When Pumping

    Another similar video. Scroll down for the English translation

    http://ammehjelpen.no/handmelking?id=907
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