How to express and store breastmilk
If you are returning to work or will be away from your baby during breastfeeds, expressing your milk means you can continue to give them all the benefits of breastmilk when you're not around. It also allows your partner or other family members to give you a hand in feeding your baby. You can also express milk to use when weaning your baby.
We have included the three main methods of expressing milk in our downloadable guide. There is a brief introduction to each method, as well as important guidance on storing your expressed milk to help you keep it safe and free from bacteria.Expressing can take a little while to get used to; the key is take your time and try to stay relaxed.
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