Hand expression is a technique to express milk from your breasts to feed to your baby or store for later
The amount will be just drops in the beginning and increase as you have more milk supply
You can also express a drop onto your nipple for your baby to smell and taste before feeding
Hand expression can increase your milk supply and encourage your mature milk to come in faster
If you are separated from your baby during your hospital stay, begin hand expression and request a hospital-grade pump to remove colostrum and build your milk supply.
This video is imbedded with permission of Maya Bolman, IBCLC and Ann Witt, MD, IBCLC, Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio, www.bfmedneo.com