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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (North Crossing)

2134 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

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5100 Prairie Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (San Marnan)

1655 East San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA 50702

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101 Cedar River Pkwy 101
Waverly, IA 50677

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UnityPoint Clinic Express - United Medical Park

1731 West Ridgeway Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701

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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.