Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Real Advice -

I’m a bit con­fused about when the best time to ex­press is. Can you give me some ad­vice?

Lac­ta­tion con­sul­tant Barb Glare says:

Women make milk at the same rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. How­ever, mums might feel fuller at night if their baby sleeps longer at night – which many do (but many don’t, too!). So it’s best to choose a time when your baby has a longer break from feed­ing – for some mums this might be overnight, but it could be any time.

And re­mem­ber, ex­press­ing takes prac­tice – the quan­tity of milk you can ex­press tells you noth­ing about the amount of milk that you have for your baby.

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