Overwhelming evidence has shown that hand expression and breast compression while breastfeeding your infant can greatly increase your milk supply. The below link is a video demonstrated by the extraordinary Dr. Jane Morton, explaining hand expression techniques, especially beneficial in the first few days post delivery to ensure adequate amounts of colostrum is given to the new baby. Colostrum as we know is extremely beneficial to newborns, and especially beneficial to infants who were born premature or have a compromised immune system. The expressed milk can be fed to the baby via a spoon, cup, or tube syringe. Click on the link below for instructions on this very important tool for increasing your milk supply while giving added benefits to your new baby.
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