REMEMBER: alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs also affect your breast milk and your baby. Your body needs fuel to make breast milk, so eat your fill of a variety of foods. Breastfeeding isn't an excuse to eat and drink everything you want, but it's not a reason to avoid favorite foods either.
Breast milk is nature's way of making sure your baby receives the maximum nutrition possible. When a mom needs to be away from her baby, or for other reasons, it's a good idea to know how to hand express milk. This segment will address the importance of hand expression when breastfeeding an infant and the benefits to mother and baby, as well as the specific techniques involved.