Doctor Answers (2) on Breastmilk expression
There are many ways of performing breast milk expression.
2. Using manual breast pump
3. Using electronic breast pump.
I need to know the reason for which you are using breast milk expression, because that would help choose between the different modalities.
1. Manual: Inexpensive, natural method. Can help expel residual milk out of the ducts after a feed. However, it is effort consuming and may not be as efficient. High chances of breast engorgement and repeated expression.
2. Manual breast pump: More efficient than hand alone, less chances of breast engorgement, but effort has to be used by individual.
3. Electric Breast pump: Is ideal for women who are working during lactation, who want to store milk for later use and ensure complete evacuation with minimal effort. sterility maintained.
Disadvantages: Increase in cost of machine. Soreness of nipples after excessive use.
The use of any method would be decided by your preffered indication for breast milk expression.