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any tips for expressing with hand pump

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JollyJumpingJelly Sat 20-Apr-13 11:45:43

While DD was in NICU I was able to express using hand pump overnight and it worked fine, but am now trying to express again to make her baby rice etc and having no luck, I can only get the tiniest drips. I tried when she was feeding on the other breast and got slightly more, but is there any other tips that help?

cathan Sat 20-Apr-13 20:01:53

The more relaxed you are, the easier it is. Also, make sure it's at a time when you have lots of milk anyway. I used to express in the morning when I woke up full of milk - DD on one side and pump on the other! Good luck.

HadALittleFaithBaby Sat 20-Apr-13 20:59:26

Are you massaging them well before you start pumping?

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