Breast massage and hand expression of your breasts helps your milk to flow. Some women find that hand expression works better than using a breast pump to express milk.
On the second to fifth day after you have your baby, changes in hormones cause your breasts to start making a lot of milk. This is called engorgement. Hand expression helps to get milk flowing when this happens.
Take a warm shower or bath, or put a warm washcloth on your breasts for 5 to 10 minutes. Heat improves blood flow and helps your milk let-down. Relax. Take deep breaths and think about your baby.
For best results, start by massaging your breast: