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Breastfeeding Basics

Dana C.
DANA C.
Lactation Consultant
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What's the best position to hold my baby to breastfeed? Do nipple shields really work? How long is a typical let down? Tinyhood Lactation Consultant, Dana C. is here to answer all of your breastfeeding questions.

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Hand stimulation
SHARONDA, PARENT OF 18 MONTH OLD

If I hand compress will this help my supply enough or is it a waste of breast milk

Dana
DANA

Hi Sharonda - good question! Hand expression is an excellent way to stimulate increased production. You don’t need to waste the milk! You can collect it!

SHARONDA

What’s an effective technique

Dana
DANA

this instructional video from Stanford University is very helpful. hand expression takes some practice but works really well once you get the hang of it!

https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding/hand-expressing-milk.html