Which is the best method to express breast milk? Hand expressing or using breast pumps? Sometimes I feel like hand expressing is easier and less painful than pumping. Pls share your views/experiences

I personally find breast pump easier. Especially if you use an electronic breast pump it saves a lot of time.

oh great Charu. I'm using manual breast pump (pigeon) but I feel soreness after pumping. also I feel like it's making my nips bigger than the usual size. not sure why so. anyways thanks for sharing your experience :)

I have also used a manual breast pump (avent) and I always multi tasked while expressing. Used that time to chat on phone, finish my food or read some articles etc. Am not sure about the soreness part. Never felt so. Do try to take breaks while pumping and keep your fluid intake high. Incase you feel pain, etc do take an expert opinion.

agree with charu electronic breast pump is good and easy to use .

It depends on your personal comfort. Many moms swear by hand expression and can get more milk that way if they get the technique right. An electronic pump has to be chosen well as the wrong pump can actually cause sore and cracked nipples.

Hi Shubha. This is what BabyChakra MomStar Kanika Kukreja has to say.

Subha I used pigeon's breast pump it had silicon cups because of which I had no pain while pumping the milk, it was much easier and quicker. The entire set is so well made that it'll make life so much easier & once you use it, you'll never go back to hand expressing.

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