|MANUAL EXPRESSION OF MILK|
1. Wash your hands with water and soap.
|2. To help the milk flow, massage your breasts between 5 and 10 minutes with a warm damp towel.|
|3.If your baby is healthy, use a glass or plastic container to store the milk. The container must have been washed with soapy hot water, rinsed thoroughly, and air dried.|
|4. Place your thumb and two fingers 2.5 cm (1 inch) or 4 cm (1 1/2 inch) from the nipple.|
|5. Push your thumb and two fingers toward your chest.|
|6. Turn your thumb and two fingers simultaneously.|
|7. Repeat steps 4,5 and 6 until the milk flow decreases; do the same thing with the other breast.|
- Change breat when the flow decreases. Be sure to turn your thumb and two fingers along all the area around the nipple.
- Many mothers find it more difficult to express milk in th emorning when their breasts are full or after they have breastfed.
- You may only get a few drops of milk when you begin to express. With time and practice, it will be easier to express milk from your breasts.