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Express Milk By Hand
Pumping by hand: Hand expressing means pumping milk from a breast without using a pump. The woman takes a warm shower or applies a warm cloth to her breast for a few minutes. Then she massages her breast by encircling her breast with both hands at the chest wall and slowly squeezing the breast in towards the nipple. After a couple of minutes, the breast will start discharging milk and this can caught in a cup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i hand express my breastmilk, there's only one stream? What could cause this? Please help! does it mean low milk supply?
Baby weight : Your pediatrician can track your baby's growth to determine if she is getting enough to eat. The visualize appearance if hand expressed breast milk is not relevant if the baby is getting enough. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding my 5mo old, my pump won't yeild much milk anymore. I now have to hand express i've tried troubleshooting my pump, is this common?
No: Sounds like a problem with your pump. The pump should get much more than hand. If pump is not elelctric try to get one, if it is have it checked. ...Read more
3 months pregnantusedlysol cleaning wipe, opened milk carton before hands washed. Residue from wipe maybe on carton i drank from. Should i be concerned?
Only enough to learn: How awful it tastes! in small amounts it is not poisonous even to infants/toddlers, so you probably are okay. It's unlikely that your being pregnant changes that - but you can call poison control to be sure. Although we all do it from time to time, the bigger risk could be drinking from a milk carton. It's a place that bacteria might be quite happy and also a way to share germs with other folk. ...Read more
Milk crate fell on wrist hand it was high up. Been in pain for 5 days now it's taking all strength to try to move fingers everything is swollen
Why is that when i pump my milk with a manual pump, i still press with my hand and milk comes out after 30 min though it doesn't come from device?
Yes: Absolutely! i used the technique of manual expression for both of my children and it was awesome. Most people who hear this think the concept seems very strange, however i found hand expression to be more efficient for me than a breast pump. Check out this video from stanford on the technique: http://newborns.Stanford.Edu/breastfeeding/handexpression.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly....: A recent study indicated that people with tattoos were more likely to contract hepatitis c. Hepatitis can possibly be transmitted through the bloodstream into the breast milk. This could occur even if you have little or no symptoms. Perhaps the best answer is to have your obstetrician or family doctor screen you for hepatitis and examine your tattoos for other signs of possible concern. ...Read more
I touched and pressed naked breast of prostitute women with my hand for 20 sec.I dont know if her milk got contact with my hands.any risk for hiv??
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