Hand expressing

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  1. tambo1976

    tambo1976 Well-Known Member

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    I've watched loads of videos showing women hand expressing and they just seem to get loads of milk out yet I can't get a drop!

    Is it as easy as it looks and I'm doing it wrong or is it more difficult than these video's would lead you to believe?
     
  2. Mum2betash

    Mum2betash Well-Known Member

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    Oh mate, I never get more than a few drops! I thought the same when I saw videos but I think some just have more luck that others x
     
  3. stargirl

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    I don't know of this will help but I couldn't do it at all in hospital. It was only when I got home that I managed it. I got in a shallow bath. Relaxed, watched a couple of you tube vids on my phone and then I put hot ( and I mean hot!) flannels on my breast and then tried to hand express. I only got a few drops but that was all I needed for it to click. Now I can get more off hand expressing then off a pump.


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  4. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    I can get quite a lot now, but it took a lot of practice, you have to squeeze further out than you think. You can feel all the milk ducts on the outside - its not the nipple you are pressing its the boob.

    Its really hard to explain :s
     
  5. tambo1976

    tambo1976 Well-Known Member

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    Some of the ladies on YouTube literally squirt it out, it's shocking! I'd love to be able to do it. Someone do me a video tutorial please! I don't want to perv at your tits, honest! I just really want to know how to do it lol x

    Tapatalking so can't see sigs or click thanks!
     

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