Expressing & Pumping

Although you don't need any equipment to breastfeed your baby, hand expression and pumping are important options for you if you have to be separated from your baby during a time when you would normally be breastfeeding, such as work or school.

Hand Expression

Your life will get a lot easier once you learn how to massage and compress your breast with your hands to remove milk. Click here to learn more.


A good quality electric breast pump that expresses milk from both breasts at the same time is the best option for quickly pumping milk during the workday. Ask your WIC peer counselor which pump is best for you.