Hand expression is a really useful skill for any breastfeeding mother to know. It’s great in the early days when babies can have a hard time latching on engorged breast. It’s handy when baby is older if you need a little bit of milk to leave for a bottle or if the pump you use at work is broken or if you’re engorged for some reason.
Just like most things about nursing, different mothers have success hand expressing in different ways. I’ve tried to find the perfect how-to video but I think I’ll have to settle for several pretty good videos. I’ve put links on my Library page to the online hand expression videos that I’ve found. Here’s a link to the latest addition: