Bibi Estlund began writing in COM and her personal blog, MamaSense. She writes mainly about the environment, breastfeeding and parenting. Almost all women can produce milk for their babies with little or no trouble. Breast milk production is controlled by a system of supply and demand.
Andie is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Lactation Consultant, and Certified Personal Trainer who thinks of nutrition counseling as equal parts science and sensitivity. She specializes in lactation, sports nutrition, exercise fitness, and weight loss programs. Before mechanical breast pumps were readily available, nursing mamas would use hand expression to remove milk from the breast. Even if you now have a pump at your disposal, hand expression is still a useful skill to know and learn. Developed by a mother who needed to express her milk over a long period of time for medical reasons, the Marmet technique mimics the actions of a breastfeeding baby and is the most recommended method of expressing breastmilk by hand.
One of the perks of writing about sex is that when you disclose this information at cocktail parties, people tend to confess scandalous tidbits, and in this case, very useful information. Still, this one was a show-stopper. I looked at the gorgeous attorney standing before me, sipping from her beer. She was glowing as she awaited my response.