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Expressing/Pumping and Storing Your Breastmilk

You may want to express your breastmilk to:

• Get your baby interested in latching. You can do this by hand-expressing a few drops before breastfeeding to have your baby first smell and taste your milk.
• Collect and store your milk to feed your baby if you need to be separated from them.
• Increase your milk supply.

See the following resources for more information:

Hand Expression of Breastmilk

Expressing and Storing Breastmilk

How to Keep your Breast Pump Clean

Proper Storage and Preparation of Breastmilk


If you need help with expressing/pumping or have questions on to how to properly store and thaw your breastmilk, please contact a local breastfeeding professional.