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Jun 18

Hand Expressing: I use a bigger size bottle, with a wide mouth. Found the normal bottle too small for my nipple. Milk tends to spray all over. Use my left hand to press, right hand to catch the milk. Thumb on the upper part, the rest of the fingers at the lower part. The angle between thumb and fingers is like a clock at 6 pm. Get it? Top and bottom. When you move, also at that angle. You can go clock-wise or counter clock-wise but the angle remains the same -opposite. Never cubit yourself. All my jari-jari NEVER move on the surface of the skin. You can get skin burn if you do that. Get a firm hold and gently squeeze to the nipple area. Don’t expect milk to start flowing immediately. NEVER also squeeze on the aerola. This area is very sensitive. Once the milk flows, it really flows because they are forced out instead of being suck out. I had noticed that I get 3 gushes of milk (in an interval of about 10 mins) each time I express. The milk will flow but when you get the gushes, you can feel the breast firm up again and the milk flows more. (Lilian)

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Jun 16

This is how I do (to) save space for storing expressed breast milk in the freezer and also to avoid spillage when transfer to the bottle… After pumping, … I put EBM in plastic ice cube trays and after that transfer the frozen cubes into a zip bag. … It makes life easier for the child minder as it thaws quickly, and it’s easy to add an ounce or two more on hungry days … I also numbered them so as to keep track of the stocks! I have in each zipper bag 10 cubes of EBM (about 4 oz.) expressed on the same time. (Geok Hong)

You will need these for successful pumping in the workplace:

1. Breastpump
2. Breastshell -keep those precious milk which let down when you are pumping from the other!
3. Face towel – to clean the desk / your outfit
4. 2 or 4 bottles of empty milk bottles depending how much you want to store per bottle
5. cooler box (you will probably receive a few from those baby hampers)
6. washing / sterilising equipment
(Sze Sze)

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Jun 14

Design Advantage

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Evergreen Style

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