Breast milk expression techniques are useful to store breast milk for later use. Read to find tips for expressing and storing breast milk.

Expressing Breast Milk

There are times when you may want to express breast milk. If your breast may be too full and hurts, it would be a good idea to express the milk and store it for later use. You may want to go out and would like the person taking care of your baby to feed him/her breast milk, instead of formula milk. Additionally, you may have to rely on milk expression techniques when you are carrying the baby out, so that you have breast milk in store for the baby. You can express milk with your hand or with a breast pump. Read the article to find some useful tips on expressing breast milk.

Breast Milk Expression Tips

Hand Expression

Requirement
Instructions
Breast Pumps
There are a variety of breast pumps available today. You will have to very carefully select the pump that is best for you. If you choose the wrong one, you may harm your breast tissue. It is best to consult your doctor before buying a pump. There are two types of breast pumps:
Storing Breast Milk
There are bags that are specially made to store expressed breast milk. You can use small disposable bottle bags or small glass or plastic bottles as well. Depending on how soon you want to use the expressed milk, you can either refrigerate or freeze it. Here are a few tips to follow:
Defrosting Expressed Breast Milk