SA has the lowest breastfeeding rate in the world

TIPS FOR EXPRESSING BREASTMILK

• Allow 20 to 40 minutes of relaxed private time

• Gently massage and squeeze around the nipple area and your milk will start to flow

• Collect your breastmilk in a wide-rimmed container that has been sterilised with boiling water

• Transfer the breastmilk to sealable bottles, food containers or food bags that have been sterilised with boiling water. You can even get pre-sterilised, resealable food bags.

• Breastmilk can be safely stored in the fridge for one to two days, or in the freezer for up to six months

• If you are expressing and storing a lot of breastmilk, date the storage containers so you can keep track of the milk that needs to be used first