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Breast milk production: Hand Expression

Early hand expression increases later milk production.

As a pediatrician, Dr. Jane Morton from First Droplets says that practicing hand expressions regularly stimulated milk production in the first few days. Many babies who are with their mothers need help and time before learning to breastfeed effectively.

We all know that making plenty of milk is the key to successful breastfeeding. But did you know that the first hour after delivery is the most effective time to begin? Discover the best tool to begin breastfeeding: your hands.

After breastfeeding, hand expression can provide more stimulation to the breast and more milk for the baby than breastfeeding alone. Whether your baby is premature or term, watch this video and learn from Dr. Jane Morton, the best techniques to practice hand expression!


About Dr. Jane Morton

Droplet’s founder, Jane Morton, is a pediatrician and international expert on breastfeeding. www.firstdroplets.com

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