Hand expression takes practice. With the right information and support, every breastfeeding parent can learn this important skill. On its own or in conjunction with pumping, this age-old strategy can help increase output and maximize supply. Imagine being able to express your milk wherever and whenever you want. Once you learn, you'll have more power, more freedom, and less stress. Adding hand expression to your repertoire can transform your life.
You can learn to hand express on your own, just by guessing and checking. Free online resources abound. At TheMilkinMama, we believe that having a teacher, and a long-term support group, can help you find the most effective ways of removing your milk. You know yourself best; YOU get to decide how you learn best, and who will be on your team in the short- and long-term.
Go Milk Yourself: The Book, slated for publishing in May 2017, provides strategies we've cultivated and taught to hundreds of women across the world. This book provides step-by-step instructions for following The #gomilkyourself Method, a menu of options that anyone can use to express milk effectively. This thoughtful work also includes stories from Francie and others that will inspire you and help you find the power within you to transform your life. Available in paperback and Kindle format, Go Milk Yourself: The Book is a smart first step towards empowering yourself as a breastfeeding and/or pumping parent. You can preorder the book on its own or purchase it with a package.