EX­PRESS­ING WITH

small breasts

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Expert Advice -

You’ll prob­a­bly find that your baby drains your breasts ef­fec­tively, leav­ing per­haps only 5-10ml of milk to ex­press. Try wait­ing for 45 min­utes to an hour af­ter the feed before you ex­press, to al­low your breasts to partly re­fill, though only if this still gives your breasts enough time to fill before the next feed. You may sim­ply have to wait un­til your baby is big­ger, and has longer stretches be­tween feeds, before you can start ex­press­ing on a more reg­u­lar ba­sis. Or try us­ing a dou­ble pump to re­duce the time spent ex­press­ing, cre­at­ing more re­fill­ing time. When you do ex­press, keep the ses­sion as short and ef­fec­tive as you can, so you have max­i­mum re­fill time.

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