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    Breastfeeding Motherhood

    Assisting the Milk Ejection Reflex & Manual Hand Expression

    August 2, 2013

    Every breastfeeding mama should know how to hand or manually express breast milk. Some advantages to hand or manual expression include: Some mechanical breast pumps can cause discomfort and/or are ineffective. Many mothers are more comfortable with manual expression because it is more natural. Skin-to-skin contact is more stimulating than the feel of a plastic shield, so manual expression usually allows for an easier milk ejection reflex (MER). It doesn’t require electricity and is handy in an emergency or natural disaster. It’s convenient.…

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