Appointment Icon

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (North Crossing)

2134 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 32 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (San Marnan)

1655 East San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA 50702

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 42 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Viking Road)

1000 Brandilynn Blvd
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 42 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waverly)

101 Cedar River Pkwy 101
Waverly, IA 50677

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 43 min
null

Why are breast massage and hand expression important?

Breast massage/compression and hand expression:

  • help you produce more milk faster
  • moves milk to baby (better nursing or pumping)
  • adds fat to your milk and helps to soften your breasts

Use breast massage/compression:

  • 1 minute before breastfeeding or pumping
  • During breastfeeding (if baby is sleepy, this squirts milk to baby so baby stays vigorous)
  • During pumping to keep more milk flowing
  • During engorgement to help soften your breasts

Please call Allen Hospital's Lactation Consultant with questions at (319) 235-3620.