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Expressing and storing breast milk

Expressing milk means squeezing milk out of your breast so that you can store it and feed it to your baby at a later time.

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Let-down reflex

Establishing and maintaining your let-down will help ensure a good milk supply for your baby.

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Breast pumps

Many different breast pumps are available to buy or hire. Find out why you may need one, what types there are and how to find a breast pump that suits you.

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Donor breast milk and milk banks

If it's not possible to breastfeed a baby because they're premature, sick or born via surrogacy or to same-sex parents, human donor milk is a great alternative.

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Increasing your breast milk supply

Find out what causes low breast milk supply, what is normal and how to boost breast milk production.

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Donors | Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Milk Bank

Consider donating your breast milk to our Milk Bank.This is a chance for you to be part of our mission to help thousands of vulnerable premature babies by giving them access to donated breast milk.

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Breast milk expressing - myDr.com.au

There are a number of reasons why a breast feeding mother might wish to express milk rather than feeding the baby directly from the breast.

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Which type of milk should I drink? Dietitians Association of Australia

Which type of milk should I drink? Regular cows milk is the most common type of milk available in the supermarket

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Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER) | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex or D-MER is a fairly rare condition which can affect some breastfeeding women. Women suffering from D-MER feel negative emotions such as anxiety, sadness, dread and hopelessness in the seconds after the milk ejection reflex or let-down. It is very different from postnatal depression or an anxiety disorder as the negative emotions only occur when the milk is releasing and not at other times.

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'Mad cow disease' - why you can't donate blood, breast milk and tissues | Queensland Health

People who lived in the UK for six months or more between 1980 and 1996 are ineligible to donate blood, breast milk and tissues in Australia.

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