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.
Yes. Yes, though it's a hassle and can get uncomfortable. If you're going to be pumping regularly, you probably want an electric pump.

Related Questions

What is the best way to store breast milk I have pumped?

Freeze it! Breast milk should be stored in sterile plastic bags or containers, about 2 oz at a time. It can be frozen and stored for several months. Label the bag with the date. It can also be kept in the refrigerator if it will be used within 48 hours. Remember, when you defrost the milk, do not put it in the microwave! This can cause hot spots and may destroy some of the milks nutrients.
Fridge or freezer. Breastmilk can be stored in the refrigerator for several days and in the freezer for 3-4 months. The white blood cells in the milk die in the freezer lessening the milk's anti-infective properties slightly so if you're pumping at work for the next day's use, store the milk in sterile bags or bottles in the fridge. But if you're not sure when it will get used it's best to store it in the freezer.

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.

I smoked a small amount of marijuana one time, a couple of days ago. How long should I pump & dump my breast milk to ensure its safe for baby again?

Not necessary. There will be such a small amount of active agent crossing into the milk that it will be undetectable and your baby will not get exposed. Always a good idea to avoid drugs during nursing - and a good time to cease smoking if you have that addiction, .

I'm going to stop brestfeeding at 8 weeks, (3 weeks from now) how do I stop my milk supply? (currently exclusively pumping and bottling breast milk).

Weaning. Breast milk is a supply and demand phenomenon. If you are exclusively pumping, gradually reduce the total amount of time you pump every day, and your production gradually will decline. If you need, you can stop abruptly, but there will be some discomfort. Cold compresses can help decrease the swelling and production.