Most mothers who plan to continue breastfeeding will need to express their breast milk during the work or school day if away from the baby for more than three or four hours. They also may want to obtain milk to store for feedings by the care provider. Continued, routine breast milk expression is important to maintain adequate milk production during the time spent away from your baby.
Listed in the directory below is some information regarding breast milk expression, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Online Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administrationhttp://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/homehealthandconsumer/consumerproducts/breastpumps/ucm061939.htm
Online Source: La Leche League Internationalhttp://www.llli.org/NB/NBworking.html
Online Source: Up to Date - Breast Milk Expression for the Preterm Infanthttp://www.uptodate.com
Online Editor: Sims, Jane
Online Medical Reviewer: Bowers, Nancy A. RN, BSN, MPH
Online Medical Reviewer: Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
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