Expressing breast milk by hand
- Massage your breast using the Marmet method.
- Stroke gently with your fingers from the base of the breast over the nipple. This gets the milk flowing.
- Place your thumb and fingers parallel behind the nipple and pusPh gently towards the ribs.
- Push your thumb and fingers forwards to the nipple applying gentle pressure but without rubbing the skin.
- You can empty your breast by rhythmically repeating steps 3 and 4.