Skip navigation! Story from Mothership. Cory Stieg. Trying to fiddle with a breast pump when you're exhausted and your breasts feel like they're about to burst is kind of like trying to assemble Ikea furniture when you're drunk: frustrating, potentially painful, and probably ineffective. Breastfeeding alone can be tricky enough, but once you try to face the mechanics of milk-extraction and storage, it's like a whole new world of confusion.
There may be times when you need to express your breast milk. Have a look through our guide to expressing breast milk and bottle feeding. Expressing milk means extracting milk out of your breasts so you can store it and feed it to your baby at a later time. You can express breast milk by hand or with an electric or manual pump, whichever is more comfortable for you. After you've expressed your milk, you can either give it your baby straight away, or store it in the fridge or freezer. If you don't need to express your milk straight away, it's best to wait until you and your baby feel happy and confident with breastfeeding before you start expressing milk regularly. The more relaxed, comfortable and warm you are, the better your milk will flow.
When an infant is unable to breastfeed effectively, and his mother needs to stimulate the breasts and express milk with a breast pump, building and maintaining an adequate supply can be a challenge. This video demonstrates some ways that pumping mothers can increase production without medication. Planning for Day One, " is available for purchase through the Breastmilk Solutions website. This material was developed by Jane Morton, MD and produced for educational purposes only. Reproduction for commercial purposes is prohibited.
Oct On this site, you will find over videos in both French and English to serve as a support tool for parents in assembling, operating, cleaning, and troubleshooting their breast pumps along with educating on storage and handling guides for breast milk. This YouTube Channel will be a central destination for videos about how to properly use breast pumps, store and freeze breast milk, and many other instructional videos to help parents have a better experience with breastfeeding. All videos are available to everyone on YouTube, and concise averaging two minutes long. They are practical, detailed and very specific.