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What does it mean to express milk by hand?

What does it mean to 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 more

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When i hand express my breastmilk, there's only one stream? What could cause this? Please help! does it mean low milk supply?

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

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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

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Is hand expressing milk at work effective for preventing decrease in supply?

Is hand expressing milk at work effective for preventing decrease in supply?

Milk: Yes, this will help, but a pump will probably give you better results. Keep up the great work - breast feeding is a blessing to your child! ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Injury: Your injury sounds painful and the fact that you have trouble moving fingers suggest you should be examined. Till then using ice to decrease swelling may help but stop using if pain increases. Suggest you should be examined soon. ...Read more

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Can I pump breast milk by hand?

Can I pump breast milk by hand?

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 more

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Can tattoos inflected your breast milk on your back and hand?

Can tattoos inflected your breast milk on your back and hand?

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