Learning to express milk manually can be trickier than it sounds.
|To express milk manually, gently massage to start the milk moving down the ducts. Work evenly around the breast, stroking repeatedly downward toward the areola.||Starting about halfway up the breast, run your thumb firmly down. As it reaches the edge of the areola, press in and up and the milk will squirt from the nipple. Repeat all the way around the breast.||Do not squeeze the nipple as this will close the ducts, nor continue expressing until you think the breast is empty. Stop when the milk starts coming in drips rather than jets.|
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