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Collecting breast milk by hand (manual expression) is one way that allows
you to feed your baby breast milk in a bottle. You may need to do this if you
are going back to work, you will be away from your baby during a feeding time,
or your baby cannot breast-feed.
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Hand (manual) massage and expression of breast milk is the removal
of milk from the breast using massage. Manual expression is simple and requires
little equipment. But it does not empty the breasts as completely as
breast-feeding or pumping.
To express milk manually:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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