To express the milk by hand, place your thumb and index finger on the opposite edges of the areola. Then dissolve them together with the skin and slide them inside the breast, acting not on the nipple, but on the milk ducts.
At the same time with your other hand, knead the base of the chest. After a few taps, move your fingers around the areola: milk comes out of the part of the breast that is being massaged.
Stay gently, in no case do not squeeze the milky ducts and do not rub the skin. This procedure should be painless.
If you express or feed improperly, with a sudden influx of milk, fluid accumulates in the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which leads to swelling. Swollen tissue prevents the exit of milk, so you need to try to eliminate swelling. A warm shower will help to remove mild swelling.
To remove not only swelling, but also pain, take an ice cube, wrap it in a diaper and apply to the nipple for 30 seconds.
Get rid of a strong swelling will help cabbage leaf. It must be attached to the chest. Acetylsalicylic acid in this sheet will gently remove excess fluid.
If there are no wounds and cracks, compresses with warm salt water (a tablespoon of salt per glass of water) or with a 25% solution of magnesium sulfate will also help. Put the gauze soaked in this solution for 15-20 minutes on the chest – and milk will pour out of it.
Expanded milk is collected in special bottles and bags, which indicate the date and time of pumping. Fresh expressed milk at room temperature is stored no more than 3 hours, in the refrigerator – up to 12 hours.
Milk supply in the freezer will last from 3 to 6 months. When freezing and thawing, breast milk is divided into its component parts.
The taste of this does not change, but thawed milk is absorbed a little worse than fresh. To prepare such milk for a child, you need to gradually warm it up in a water bath to body temperature.
Re-freezing milk is not recommended: it will lose all its valuable properties.