Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Does hand expressing breastmilk stimulate your breasts to make more milk?

I hate my pump!!

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (2)
  • yes but not very well, especially if you get very engorged. you wont be able to express as much milk. and also with hand pumping you can really hurt yourself, ususally by pushing too hard. i think you should try to get a different pump.
    leksismommy

    Answer by leksismommy at 11:20 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • I know I can't get whole lot out that way. I know pumping hurts, but you're better off with the pump than your hands.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:20 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN