Expressing milk for your baby

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EXPRESSING MILK FOR YOUR BABY

  • Breastfeeding and expressing milk for your premature baby or sick infant

https://www.healthpromotion.ie/hp-files/docs/HPM00972.pdf

Copies of this booklet are available in all the Expressing Rooms in OLCHC

  • How to establish and increase your milk supply when pumping 
The following video link provides information on how to establish and increase your milk supply when pumping

https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding/maximizing-milk-production.html

 


  • Hand Expressing 

The following video demonstrates Hand Expression

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/baby-friendly-resources/video/hand-expression/

 


  • Skin to Skin Contact 

The following video demonstrates how to do Skin to Skin Contact

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/baby-friendly-resources/guidance-for-health-professionals/implementing-the-baby-friendly-standards/further-guidance-on-implementing-the-standards/skin-to-skin-contact/

 


  • Expressing Assessment Tool (EAT) 

A guide to help you know when expressing is going well.  Your nurse will provide you with a copy of this and use this guide with you daily.

 


  • Expressing Log

Keeping track of your milk supply, helps when establishing and maintaining your milk supply

Expressing Log Book

  • Are you using the right size breast shield for expressing ?




  • Guide for washing and sterilising your expressing equipment