Monday, January 17, 2011

Hand Expressing Breast Milk

"Until recently hand expression of milk has been an under-utilized skill in our institution. But there are many benefits of knowing how to express milk from the breast without the use of expensive or cumbersome pumps. In this video, Dr. Jane Morton demonstrates how easily hand expression can be taught to mothers."

An instructional video by the Stanford School of Medicine

While watching this video I was impressed by how much early hand expression can boost breast milk supply. Some women's bodies don't respond well to breast pumps, and this is an important skill to know and be able to teach to others. There is no special equipment required.

1 comment:

  1. I love this video and share it with all my doula clients. SO important for moms to know how to do this. Especially if they (hospital staff) wants to supplement with formula. Hand express and feed baby with spoon instead!